More graduate jobs on the way but unemployment still a problem

Mon, 13/01/2014 - 12:34 -- nick

The UK is set for a rise in graduate employment, according to a new study.

High Fliers Research surveyed 100 of Britain's biggest employers, and found that they planned to take on 9% more graduate staff compared to last year.

This equates to 1,400 more jobs.

Nearly four-in-ten of the posts will be taken by those who have already worked for the companies on placements.

Tattooed jobseekers 'repugnant druggies' say employers

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:18 -- nick

Tattoos on jobseekers can put employers off giving them work, a study has found.

The British Sociological Association (BSA) asked 15 employers about their attitudes towards tattooed interviewees, and many told researcher Dr Andrew R. Timming that they would not consider some of them for jobs.

Employers may take on more graduates this year, but you need work experience

Wed, 03/07/2013 - 13:12 -- nick

Employers intend to provide more jobs to graduates this year than in 2013.

A report from High Fliers Research into the hiring patterns of large employers says that they are looking to take on 2.7% more graduates this year than last.

These estimates may need a health warning though; in 2012 the same employers believed they were likely to employ 6.4% more university leavers than in the year before, following big jumps in 2010 and 2011.

Half of young Britons wish they had moved abroad

Thu, 01/11/2012 - 12:45 -- nick

More than half of young British people wish they had moved abroad to work or study.

A survey by the British Council showed that 54% of young Britons who had not studied or worked abroad believed their career prospects would be better if they had.

But only 21% of young people had spent a continuous period of six months or more abroad.

“The good news is that this poll shows people are beginning to recognise how vital international skills are for enhancing their career," said Dr Jo Beall of the British Council.

Employers face 'make-or-break' time, says CIPD

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 01:30 -- nick

Employers are facing a "make-or-break moment" as many will have to make job cuts if the economy does not pick up, according to a report.

The survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) showed that a third of private sector employers had kept on more staff than they needed to avoid losing skills.

But almost two-thirds said they would have to cut back if economic growth did not pick up in the next year.

Unemployment has been falling in 2012.

Employers are hiring but remain cautious

Mon, 18/06/2012 - 13:15 -- nick
UK employers are continuing to hire new staff but are becoming more cautious about doing so, two surveys suggest. A report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG showed a modest rise in permanent placements in May, but at the slowest growth rate of the last five months. While a Manpower survey showed a balance of +1% of employers were planning to hire staff.

Employers more positive on immediate jobs outlook, says CIPD survey

Thu, 17/05/2012 - 12:47 -- nick

The immediate jobs outlook has turned positive for the first time in more than a year, driven largely by a decrease in redundancy intentions.  This is the main finding of the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of more than 1,000 employers, conducted by YouGov. 


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