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

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Student Recruitment
09 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of UK workers consider looking for a new job this year »
A survey of 2,000 employees, commissioned annually by accreditation body Investors in People (IIP), found that more than a...
09 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK labour productivity rises by just 0.1% »
Output per hour rose only 0.1% in July-September 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Office for Nat...
02 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upcoming employment law changes businesses should be aware of in 2020 »
The director of Spratt Endicott Solicitors, Philomena Price, looks at upcoming employment law changes UK businesses must p...
02 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of Brits are dreading their return to work »
More than half (52%) of British adults are dreading the return to work after the festival season, according to Teach First...
24 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to hire top talent in 2020 »
Many firms are reviewing their policies to develop new recruitment strategies. LinkedIn revealed four key trends that empl...

Technology & Innovation
16 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cappfinity partners with Linklaters to improve talent acquisition »
Linklaters has developed a new assessment platform in partnership with Cappfinity, a strengths-based assessment company....
19 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Decision algorithms are biased 'across the board', AI expert says »
Recruitment algorithms should be tested on hundreds of thousands of people in order to eliminate inherited biases, accordi...
28 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shortage of talent is standing in the way of implementing AI, research says »
A study conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Rainbird found that the main reason behind firms not adopting artificial i...
24 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why it's important to review your digital tools »
Digital revolution and industry's trends are changing the way recruitment agencies look for and engage talent. ...
09 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four fifths of tech startups intend to hire more staff »
Nearly four fifths of young tech companies (79%) are planning to increase staff numbers in the next quarter, according to...

Apprenticeships
16 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Female apprentices face gender pay gap, report shows »
Female apprentices are paid 5.4% less than their male counterparts, according to new report.  A study conducted...
09 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Over a billion spent on 'fake apprenticeships', according to new research »
Over £1 billion of levy funding  has been spent on rebadged existing courses and degrees, claims former adviser to sk...
02 January 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Apprenticeship hourly rate to increase in April »
The national minimum wage for apprentices is to rise by 6.4% in April 2020, the government has announced. The hourly...
28 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government says they will miss apprenticeship target »
Latest figures reveal that the government will miss its target of getting three million apprenticeship starts by 2020.&nbs...
06 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SMEs get huge apprenticeship boost as more firms pledge unspent levy »
Buildbase, the RAC and the University of Warwick are the latest big employers to transfer their unspent levy funds to boos...

Diversity & Inclusion
09 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to improve diversity in tech »
Helen Kelisky, vice president, cloud sales UKI at Salesforce, offers some tips for improving diversity in tech. Read m...
18 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gap between rich and poor university students reaches 10-year high »
The gap between rich and poor students attending university is at its widest point in over a decade, according to new figu...
18 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK falls in gender equality rankings »
The UK has fallen six places in a global index of gender equality, according to the World Economic Foundation (WEF). T...
11 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BAME and LBT+ women feel left out of decision-making at work »
Only 47% of BAME women and 52% of LBT+ women say they feel included in company decision-making, according to Culture Amp r...
11 December 2019
Half of businesses actively attract disabled candidates »
Approximately 53% of firms actively seek and welcome disabled candidates, despite three-quarters admitting that disabled a...

Student Development
03 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers expecting to increase investment in training »
A majority of employers (84%) are expecting to maintain or increase investment in training their staff, according to new s...
26 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four in five workers would like more training at work »
Nearly four in five UK workers (77%) would like more training at work, according to research commissioned by the Associati...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health & Safety experts urge the next government to address workplace health »
The total number of working days lost due to work-related stress, anxiety and depression in 2018-19 was 12.8 million days,...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How internal communications can help you spread the L&D message effectively »
Partnering with internal communications team can help you personalise and improve your L&D message. Kerry Pascall...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is AI affecting how we develop students? »
Entry-level workers are the most at risk of being replaced by AI, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute....

Education
16 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PM insists the Erasmus+ scheme is not under threat »
Boris Johnson said that the UK will "continue to participate" in the Erasmus+ mobility programme after Brexit. Last w...
16 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government seeks providers for third wave of T Levels »
The Department for Education (DfE) is inviting "high performing" providers to apply to deliver the new technical qualifica...
11 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More awareness still needed of T Levels, according to research »
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has published a follow-up report into T Levels based on discussion...
07 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students taking vocational qualifications have fewer opportunities, study suggests »
A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI), commissioned by the Health Foundation, has found that young people...
29 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
League tables should consider pupils' backgrounds, study suggests »
Pupils' backgrounds should be taken into account when compiling data for secondary school league tables, the research by B...

Employability and skills
02 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
More teenagers setting up businesses, research suggests »
The number of teenagers setting up their own businesses has increased by 700% in the past decade, study suggests. ...
15 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students want better career guidance, survey says »
New research released from AVADO has revealed that 73% of school leavers are planning on going to university when they fin...
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...

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