An in-depth view into issues facing graduate recruitment in the SME sector

Our director, Fraser, gives us an in-depth view of some of the issues facing graduate recruitment in the SME sector and how these problems can be helped by technology. This is the first in our Insights series, periodic posts which give a more in-depth view of what’s going on in the sector. The background When … Continue reading An in-depth view into issues facing graduate recruitment in the SME sector

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Businesses crying out for key skills in the workforce

Employers want the education system to provide better preparation for young people, who lack key skills when they come to the workplace. A recent skills survey by CBI/Pearson education, Gateway to Growth, has found that 61% of companies surveyed (of which there were 291, employing nearly 1.5 million people) are concerned by the resilience and self-management … Continue reading Businesses crying out for key skills in the workforce

UK productivity plan analysis and commentary: part three

This is the third in a series of posts which explore the recent budget, focusing on how this will effect employability and the higher education sector. See the first post here: http://bit.ly/1ODzx2C and the second post: http://bit.ly/1DRLRGI World-leading universities, open to all who can benefit The second major topic discussed was the higher education sector, more specifically … Continue reading UK productivity plan analysis and commentary: part three

Volunteering experience improves your employability, according to new research

New research published by CIPD, in partnership with the #iwill campaign, has found that 67% of bosses believe that new starters who have experience of volunteering, fundraising or charity work, have more job-friendly skills to offer the workplace than those without. “67% (of employers) report that entry-level candidates who have voluntary experience demonstrate more employability … Continue reading Volunteering experience improves your employability, according to new research

UK productivity plan analysis and commentary: part two

This is the second in a series of posts which explore the recent budget, focusing on how this will effect employability and the higher education sector. See the first post here: http://bit.ly/1ODzx2C A highly skilled workforce, with employers in the driving seat Mr. Osborne opened the skills debate by pointing out the unflattering facts - England … Continue reading UK productivity plan analysis and commentary: part two

UK productivity plan analysis and commentary: part one

This is the first in a series of posts which explore the recent budget, focusing on how this will effect employability and the higher education sector. Earlier this month, the introduction of the first all-Conservative government budget for 18 years was centred on one dominant theme – raising UK productivity levels to create a more … Continue reading UK productivity plan analysis and commentary: part one