Daily Archives: February 16, 2011

Public sector cuts threaten graduate retention in the North and Midlands

Public sector cuts could reverse patterns of improved graduate retention in cities and regions outside of the South East, resulting in a ‘brain drain’ likely to impede economic recovery. According to a report published today by The Work Foundation,Cutting the … Continue reading

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Business will save £2.1 billion in 2011 by turning to freelancers to fill skills gaps

Businesses recovering from the recession are turning to the UK’s estimated 1.4 million freelancers to fill their identified skills gap and cut costs normally associated with permanent staff. According to the 2011 Freelancers Trends Report, which surveyed 1,500 UK businesses, companies … Continue reading

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NHS has culture of ageism as report from Saga shows life for the over 50s is grim

Ignominious failure, a culture of ageism and indifferent staff – these are just some of the criticisms of the NHS in a report on care for the elderly out yesterday. The Health Service Ombudsman, Ann Abraham, reports that elderly patients … Continue reading

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Auctioning internships to most privileged is a step too far

A leading champion of work experience has condemned firms for selling internships to the highest bidder at a recent Conservative fundraising event. At the Tories’ annual Black and White Party last week, leading City and PR firms auctioned intern places … Continue reading

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Quotations

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.  Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989)

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Employment law changes ‘will cost business £23 billion’ according to British Chambers of Commerce

Employers will face a bill of £23.87 billion because of a raft of employment law changes coming into force over the next four years, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has claimed. According to the BCC, some of the most … Continue reading

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