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A summary of news articles on graduate/student recruitment and development. 

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Student Recruitment
16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
40% Of Gen Z employees regret their career decisions »
Acording to data from Gartner’s Global Labor Market Survey, 40% of Gen Z respondents reported that they regret accept...
30 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Third of UK graduates overqualified for their job »
Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows 31% of graduates are overeducated for the job they a...
24 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK financial services facing talent crisis »
A KPMG study has revealed that 65% of the UK’s population would not consider taking a role in financial services.The main...
17 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
April 2019 employment law changes »
Important issues include changes to the law on payslips, increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redunda...
10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 TARGETjobs Awards winners announced »
The winners of this year's TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards have been announced. IBM won the Graduate...

Technology & Innovation
09 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Automation is reshaping the workplace »
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 7.4% of all jobs in the UK are at high risk of automation in th...
01 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your recruitment team ready for AI? »
AI is taking the world of Human Resources and Recruitment by a storm. However, the technology can’t succeed if underl...
23 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three ways to help employees embrace innovation »
Why so many employees tend to hate change? Dr Gero Decker, CEO Signavio, gives three tips to create employees th...
18 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
78 per cent of CIOs concerned about recruiting and training tech talent »
According to research from Barclaycard, more than three-quarters of UK Chief Information Officers (CIOs) worry about...
03 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The breakdown of STEM graduates in the UK »
More people pursuing a career in STEM industries will work towards reducing the gender imbalance in these areas and h...

16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Gender-neutral language" to encourage female STEM applicants »
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfA) will trial “gender-neutral language" in apprenticeship sta...
09 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeships awareness is on the rise »
Youth Employment UK published the results from the Youth Voice Census Report for 2019. Over 3000 young people aged 14...
08 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to make the most out of apprenticeship levy »
Employers have earned back just £480m (14%) of the total funding available since May 2017 when the apprenticeshi...
01 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 open for applications »
Entries for The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 are now open - until Friday 24 May. Apprenticeships and skills mi...
29 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small businesses are struggling to take on apprentices »
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claims over a quarter of apprentice employers say reforms have had a negativ...

Diversity & Inclusion
16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poor social mobility will cost the UK economy £270bn per annum »
Research from graduate recruitment app Debut found that almost two-thirds of respondents (61%) did not think business...
16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How can employers encourage female creative talent? »
Despite more women studying creative arts subjects at university, a greater proportion of male creative arts graduate...
01 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LGBT employees fear discrimination »
Stonewall conference urges businesses to encourage and support their LGBT+ employees. A 2018 survey from the charity...
23 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to minimise unconscious bias in the workplace »
Despite a raft of equality legislation, we still live in a world of prejudice in relation to ethnicity, gender,...
17 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethnic minorities more likely to be 'trapped' in insecure jobs »
Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are a third more likely to be 'trapped' in temporary and insecure jobs, analysis b...

Student Development
09 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students are turning to memes for mental health support »
According to YouGov survey, more than a quarter of students (27%) report having a mental health problem, and you...
09 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK staff tend to choose happiness over salary »
A survey led by management software specialist Wrike found that the most satisfied workers enjoyed their collaboratio...
02 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why it is crucial to invest in training of existing workforce »
David Willett, Director of Corporate Sales at The Open University, suggests companies to consider the long-term investment...
26 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers under 30 are more stressed than usual during winter »
The effect of winter on mental wellbeing - especially in younger employees - could have a lasting impact for the rest...
18 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Only a third feel empowered to innovate at work »
According to research published by Accenture, only a third of UK employees feel empowered to innovate. 91% of em...

24 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The importance of leadership in FE »
A recent review by the Behavioural Insights Team for the Government suggests that in high performing colleges princip...
24 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reintroduce work experience, says FSB »
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) wants employment placements brought back for students aged 14 to 16. The coa...
10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Outcome of the IoT competition »
The Department for Education is creating a network of new Institutes of Technology (IoTs) across the country through...
02 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PhD grads complain there are too few academic jobs »
The vast majority of PhDs want to stay in academia, but the reality is only a small number of those eventually secure...
27 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The education secretary wants universities fined for awarding too many top degrees »
Education secretary Damian Hinds said there had been a big leap in the two top awards – to 78 per cent of degrees, up...

Employability and skills
23 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How tech parents view 'soft skills' and education »
Rachel Wolf, founding partner at Public First and former education adviser at No 10, worked with trade association techUK...
22 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employment rate hits record high »
The number of people in work in the UK has reached a record high of 75.8% and 32.53 million people in November 2018, more...
18 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can video games develop employability skills? »
Commercial video games are designed for entertainment, but still require players to exercise a range of essential essentia...
19 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of young people say they do not feel prepared for work »
New research from the CBI says that half of young people do not believe their education has prepared them for the world of...
05 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Skills gap is growing warns CBI »
New research from the CBI says more than three-quarters (79%) of businesses expect to increase the number of higher-skille...

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