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

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Student Recruitment
21 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to employ top skilled talent in the digital age »
Skills shortage forced employers to improve their approach to candidates in order to give them a competitive edge. To...
16 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Ghosting’: a growing trend in recruitment »
Recruiters are dealing with vanishing candidates with increasing regularity.  The worrying trend showing no signs...
09 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
4 steps to stay ahead in the search for top talent »
Too many employers are focused on a ‘traditional’ approach, which means searching for new talent only when a vacancy appea...
19 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The growing success of employee referral programs »
Many businesses are using employee referral programs to get hires that share organisational values and reduce recruitment...
14 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NUE Awards 2019 shortlist announced »
The shortlisted entries for the 2019 National Undergraduate Employability Awards have been revealed. In its tenth yea...

Technology & Innovation
15 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Digital progress in higher education »
The digital transformation has seen its implementation in just about all of major industries, and higher education is no e...
07 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nestlé launches Workplace by Facebook »
Nestlé unveils Workplace by Facebook as its global internal communication platform to integrate and connect its global emp...
20 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marvel legends join forces to inspire the next generation of engineering super heroes. »
The Government’s Year of Engineering campaign has teamed up with iconic comic brand Marvel, to launch an exciting campaign...
06 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AI to help diversity in recruitment »
Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets a lot of press coverage about replacing people. However, less well reported is its abili...
04 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recruitment tech for 2019 »
1. Predictive analytics 2. AI in job interviews 3. AI and machine learning for talent re-engagement 4. Advanced s...

Apprenticeships
17 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department for Education launches new 'Fire It Up' apprenticeship campaign »
the Government is launching a new campaign to promote apprenticeships among young people, parents and employers. The...
14 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The City and Guilds Group demands transparency from the government on apprenticeship levy spending »
According to new research published by City & Guilds Group, 93% of levy-paying firms cited some kind of block to inves...
11 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
33% of employers in accounting and finance unaware of the Apprenticeship Levy »
According to a survey by Alliance Manchester Business School, a third of employers in a ccounting and finance know nothin...
09 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESFA launches Apprenticeship Levy survey »
The government announced during conference plans to engage with business and providers on the long-term operation of the l...
03 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IMG Production launches apprentice scheme for school leavers »
The sports production company is launching a new apprenticeship scheme aimed at school leavers aged over 18.  IMG...

Diversity & Inclusion
21 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the government and employers can build mentally healthy workplaces »
With the annual cost of poor mental health to employers between £33bn and £42bn, it is in the interest of both government...
21 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinsent Masons ranked Stonewall's most LGBT-inclusive employer 2019 »
International firm Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK after topping the annual list compi...
17 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disabled people still face challenges getting and staying in work »
According to the Resolution Foundation's report, employment rate has hit new record highs since January 2015. However...
09 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The misunderstood issue of social mobility »
Politicians have agreed that educational policy is crucial to increasing equality of opportunity.  Yet, latest res...
07 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mayor publishes guide to tackling gender pay gap »
The release of City Hall’s third gender pay gap report comes as Sadiq Khan also published the Our Time: Supporting Fu...

Student Development
14 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goldman Sachs CEO shares his number one piece of advice for millennials »
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon shared the career advice that he gives most often to the younger generation. Solomon said...
08 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to support employee development in the workplace »
Charles Jennings, Director of Duntroon Consultants, shares on why we must focus more on opportunities to learn from work,...
21 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Future graduates will need soft skills – not just hard science »
Research from Harvard University suggests that soft skills are far more beneficial to graduates than is currently ack...
13 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 approaches to support Millennial's personal development »
Personal development is one of the key reasons why younger job seekers choose to work and stay with an employer. Many trad...
11 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adobe's investments in employee experience »
Five areas in which Adobe has invested in employee experience.  1. Equal pay regardless of global location, gender...

Education
15 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More students starting degrees in January to get a head start in the job market »
Some students are opting for January starts so that they can finish their courses at a different time to the rest the...
10 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teacher bursaries are failing to keep top graduates »
According to Labour analysis of Department for Education data, trainee teachers awarded the highest bursary of £25,000 and...
21 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The University sector needs to raise awareness of student estrangement »
Lily-Rose Sharry, a second-year student at Cambridge University, advising her university on how to better support est...
29 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is an employer business levy for graduates fairer? »
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) published today "Fairer Funding: The case for a graduate levy" (Policy Note 1...
19 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two year degrees to cut university fees »
Plans to roll out two-year degrees, also known as accelerated degrees, are being considered.  Two-year degrees all...

Employability and skills
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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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