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UK graduates have strong earning potential

Domestic graduates have the potential to command much higher salaries than their non-graduate counterparts, a new study has shown. read more...


UK ranked tenth in grad list

The UK has fallen to rank tenth in the list of countries who produce the highest proportion of graduates, new research has shown.

According to the figures, compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the UK is now clinging on to its place in the top ten after once occupying third spot. read more...


Employees sweet on social networking

Employees think that their bosses could make good use of social networking sites, such as Facebook, to help improve business, new research suggests.

Figures compiled by emedia show that nine-in-ten workers believe that their firms could make use of the websites to help their company grow. read more...


Graduates press bosses on CSR

Graduate job seekers are increasingly opting for employers with a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), new research has found.

According to a Reed survey, 82 per cent of jobseekers consider CSR to be an important issue and a further 57 per actively seek ethical employers. read more...


Graduates turn to recruitment for employment

Graduates and other workers within the recruitment sector benefit from both job satisfaction and competitive levels of pay, a new study suggests.

The Annual Salary and Benefits Survey, conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), suggests that 78 per cent of sector employees are happy in their work. read more...


Students urged to check parents insurance

University students must check their parents insurance documents before they invest in their own policy, experts have warned.

According to Cornhill Direct, many students spend money on needless cover when their parents home insurance already has them covered for their expensive items. read more...


Work hard, party less: employers warn on drinking dangers

Employers claim that drinking alcohol has a major influence on worker absence and productivity.

According to figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 40 per cent of employers believe that heavy drinking seriously affects worker turnout and levels of concentration. read more...


Earn and learn hampering graduates

Graduates who had to work to fund their studies could be missing out on jobs because they failed to gain extra-curricular skills, experts have claimed.

According to the University and College Union, not participating enough in off-course activities could leave some graduates lagging behind others in the hunt to find work, the BBC reports. read more...


Linklaters becomes top graduate law firm

Linklaters has been voted the top law firm for graduates for 2007, according to the Times Top 100 graduate employers list.

The firm finished in 28th position and, overall, the list was underrepresented by the legal profession. read more...


Foreign graduates keep "strategic" subjects afloat

Many traditional British universities departments are being kept afloat by an influx of foreign students, a new report claims.

According to a study by Universities UK (UUK), around 20 per cent of students in "strategic subjects" come from abroad. read more...

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