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What’s most important to tomorrow’s grads?

Putting people first is key to winning the war for next generation talent. Investors in People today launched its first Talent of Tomorrow report seeking to outline the components of a job that are most important to students who completed their college or university course this year.

Contributor: Paul Devoy | Published: 28 September 2018

job

‘How many sick days will I get?’ And other bad job interview questions revealed

Right up there with going to the dentist and sitting an exam has to be the great tradition of going for a job interview. Particularly now it’s September, and recent graduates will be gearing up for this. You sit there, being asked probing questions by someone you’ve never met, trying hard to impress them and make them think you’re the perfect person for the job.

Contributor: David Dewey | Published: 27 September 2018

equality

Gen Z determined to do something about discrimination

Over a quarter of British workers of all ages have experienced discrimination in the workplace. Generation Z (under 25s) are twice as likely to believe employers should do more to promote inclusion than Baby Boomers (over 55s). Almost one in three from Gen-Z believe a ‘glass-ceiling’ still exists, compared with one in six Boomers.

Contributor: Debbie Klein | Published: 27 September 2018

new careers

How much do your looks affect career prospects?

New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, has found that nearly three-quarters (70.4 percent) of Brits think the way you look affects your career prospects, with 81.9 percent believing that employers discriminate individuals based on their appearance.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 26 September 2018

digital

Developing a digital culture is 2018’s biggest challenge 

Researchers interviewed 170 HR executives from small and large companies. They found that companies are struggling to integrate new technological roles with those already present (48 percent), beat competition to attract talent (43 percent) and plan relevant training to up-skill staff (37 percent).

Contributor: Fiorella Crespi | Published: 26 September 2018

recruitment

The staggering cost of failed hires

In independent research which was commissioned by peer-to-peer recruitment platform, AnyGood?, the vast majority (90 percent) of the 1000+ individuals surveyed stated that they believed recruiters were failing to match the right applicant with the right role. Juliet Eccleston, Co-Founder - AnyGood?

Contributor: Juliet Eccleston | Published: 25 September 2018

graduates

Top graduate jobs soar but state-schooled graduates vastly underrepresented 

Businesses hired significantly more graduates, apprentices and interns this year, however much more needs to be done to improve diversity. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Annual Student Recruitment Survey 2018 reports that employers’ value young people, increasing their student hires overall by 16 percent. Last year overall hires increased by 6 perce

Contributor: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 25 September 2018

confidential

Organisations can leak confidential info like sieves

This week, Amazon has said it is investigating suspected internal leaks of confidential data by its employees for bribes to remove fake reviews and other seller scams from its website. Confidential data can be a company’s most valuable asset, whether this is customer data, trade secrets or future developments which will bring significant updates once introduced.

Contributor: Alastair Brown | Published: 24 September 2018

brexit

Britain’s biggest employers must hire now for Brexit

This week we have seen Theresa May head to Europe to dine with EU leaders, following a long summer spent attempting to win over world leaders. Her efforts at schmoozing her political opponents and allies have had mixed results - much like the reception to her dancing prowess.

Contributor: Jo Sellick | Published: 24 September 2018

trade

Trade War: What is it good for?

A lot of attention is currently being focussed on the latest set of tariffs that the US is imposing on China. Despite the large numbers involved we don’t believe that investors should be concerned about the tariffs per se, but should be aware of the bigger macroeconomic picture and let this guide them in their investment decisions.

Contributor: Barbara Saunders | Published: 23 September 2018