spite rising numbers of graduates in the UK, a report by the Work Foundation has revealed that numbers need to increase further still.
This is in order to cope with the rising number of knowledge-based roles.
"Knowledge economy activities depend on the ability of workers to process, synthesise, interpret and communicate information - key graduate skills," comments Charles Levy, author of the report.
Mr Levy predicts this need will increase as the economy recovers.
The report also states that, as a result of this, university fees may have to be increased.
Recent research by the Home Learning College and reed.co.uk shows that one-third of jobseekers in the UK fear that a lack of qualifications may be damaging their employment prospects.…
John King of the University of London's Careers Group comments that the UK needs more new, successful businesses to recover from the recession - and that it is young businesspeople that are most likely to start these.
"Careers services are excited by the positive attitudes of entrepreneurial students who are responding to challenging economic circumstances resiliently," he says.
Recent research from Hiscox shows that students rate creativity above academic prowess when it comes to entrepreneurial success, with 40 per cent citing creative thinking as the most important quality.
Meanwhile, 82 per cent of respondents think that young businesspeople have founded some of the best companies.…
to set up a recruitment agency.
According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the government's plans to reduce spending by cutting the number of public sector workers in the region will hit the north-west particularly hard as it has more of those types of employees than most other UK regions.
The research from the TUC suggests that the cuts could cost the north-west 95,000 jobs and that it could take a quarter of a century for the area to recover.
Bredan Barber, TUC secretary, said: "There is real concern that the government's programme of deep spending cuts while our economy is still fragile will spark spiralling unemployment in both the public and private sectors."
Meanwhile, the FT.com recently noted that caps on the number of immigrant workers allowed to work in UK companies may mean some businesses suffer because they cannot obtain staff with the right skills.…
ering a better quality work product with more value for less money. I will stand pat with existing clients, though.
In our area, most firms are getting 30 to 33.3% of the total first-year cash compensation, including the bonus. We have never used the true up with a bonus. But we are now because that is the market.
But I am still having worries....always when I adjust fees upward.
We hold 2-3 percent of the world's proven oil reserves and consume 20%. This is a bad sign for continued lower prices. The speculators and a spikle in global demand drove up the price once. Right now lower gas prices are a godsend for the economy. But the bad news is that people with good credit scores who CAN buy are going back to the larger vehicles. We just never learn. Why I am not surprised. We now have crop subsidies for banks and automakers...China and India are growing like crazy and the number of people in China and India who are buying cars -- that will require more of the global supply to operate -- will certainly send the price above $3 again. I just hope that it does not spike before the economy recovers.…