Up to a quarter of new hires leave within six months

Mar 28, 2017

Retaining new recruits is a key issue for the vast majority of organisations, with executives saying between one in ten and a quarter of new hires leave within the first six months. ... more or comment here

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The Month in HE

Mar 28, 2017

Welcome to our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent ... more or comment here

Employees confident about global job market despite political uncertainty

Mar 27, 2017

Employees feel confident about the global economy with positive perceptions about job opportunities and job seeking activity on the rise, according to research by insight and technology company CEB. ... more or comment here

Small Circle spring event announced

Mar 28, 2017

The first Small Circle event of 2017 has been announced, and will take place on 12 April at Camino in Kings Cross. ... more or comment here

National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 launched

Mar 27, 2017

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 have been launched, with the application site now open for entries. ... more or comment here

Apprenticeship Levy ‘will worsen North-South divide’

Mar 27, 2017

London and the South East will benefit most from the Apprenticeship Levy which is due to be introduced on Friday, according to research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). ... more or comment here

A third of UK jobs could be impacted by automation

Mar 27, 2017

Up to 30% of existing UK jobs could be impacted by automation over the next 15 years, but new technologies will also boost productivity and generate jobs elsewhere in the economy. ... more or comment here

New agency to oversee education and skills funding

Mar 28, 2017

The Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency are to merge to become one body, the Government has announced. ... more or comment here

Media Bites

Mar 22, 2017

Welcome to our round-up of news and announcements from the media world. ... more or comment here

Candidate shortages threaten job market ‘feel good factor’

Mar 22, 2017

Half of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent jobs, according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

‘Jargon-filled’ job descriptions prevent young people from applying for jobs

Mar 21, 2017

Confusing, jargon-filled job descriptions are a major barrier for young job seekers and prevent them from applying for their first roles, according to a study from Business in the Community (BITC) and the City & Guilds Group. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Sectors at risk of losing staff due to migration policy changes

Mar 22, 2017

Some sectors of the UK economy are at risk from changes to the UK’s migration policy due to their reliance on EU and non-EU migrant workers. ... more or comment here

2017 pay rises set to be below rate of inflation

Mar 23, 2017

Employers in the private sector expect to offer pay rises of just 2% over the coming year – less than the rate of inflation, according to the latest data from XpertHR. ... more or comment here

Over a third of employees ‘unhappy at work’

Mar 20, 2017

Over a third of UK employees are unhappy at work, according to research by Lee Hecht Harrison Penna released today on ‘International Day of Happiness’. ... more or comment here

Thousands of gig workers could be missing out on employment rights

Mar 21, 2017

Four per cent of working adults in the UK are working in the gig economy, and nearly two-thirds of them believe the Government should introduce regulation to ensure they have basic employment rights and benefits such as holiday pay. ... more or comment here

Leadership changes at Graduate Prospects and HECSU

Mar 20, 2017

Mike Hill has announced he will retire from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) and its subsidiary Graduate Prospects this summer after 17 years as chief executive. ... more or comment here

Firms more concerned about retaining staff than the impact of Brexit

Mar 20, 2017

Businesses are more concerned about retaining and developing staff in the next six months than they are about the potential impact of Brexit, according to a survey by Alexander Mann Solutions. ... more or comment here

UK students show what it takes to be future business leaders

Mar 20, 2017

One hundred of the UK’s top university students attended the Grand Final of the ICAEW 100 at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London last week. ... more or comment here

Tapping into the power of brand ambassadors:
Mike Hoffman, SMRS

Mar 16, 2017

Turning employees into brand ambassadors is a big topic right now, but it’s far from new. The idea of an employee ‘representing’ their employer has been around for years, and organisations have long known that the behaviour of an employee can enhance (or, of course, damage) their reputation. So why is it suddenly in the spotlight? Just blame social media. ... more or comment here 1 comment

AGR Development Awards 2017 winners announced

Mar 15, 2017

The winners of the 2017 Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Awards were announced yesterday at the AGR’s annual Development Conference. ... more or comment here

Guardian’s Social Lives event returns for 2017

Mar 16, 2017

The Guardian’s Social Lives event returns later this month, to explore the working lives, attitudes and motivations of social workers. ... more or comment here

Prospects launches guide to degree apprenticeships

Mar 16, 2017

Prospects has launched a guide to degree apprenticeships for employers. ... more or comment here

Unemployment continues to fall, but workers face pay squeeze

Mar 15, 2017

Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in over 40 years, but pay growth is slowing rapidly and is already negative in some parts of the economy. ... more or comment here

Poor candidate experience 'damaging organisations’ brands'

Mar 15, 2017

Poor candidate experiences during the recruitment process can badly damage perceptions of an organisation’s overall brand, according to research by Alexander Mann Solutions. ... more or comment here

Schools ‘essential to closing the skills gap’

Mar 14, 2017

Development of soft skills must begin at school as leaving it to universities and employers is too late, according to a survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). ... more or comment here