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UK / A gulf in expectations between young people and employers finds CIPD

CIPD research reveals a gulf in expectations between young people and employers that is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment There is a clear mismatch between employers’ expectations of young people during the recruitment process and young people’s understanding of what is expected of them. This is hindering young people’s access to the labour … Continue reading

UK / Exchanging workers’ rights for shares: Employers reject George Osborne’s plan

George Osborne has been given a black eye on the eve of his autumn statement by employers almost universally rejecting his plan to offer workers company shares in return for abandoning many of their employment rights. The chancellor plans to announce on Wednesday that he will press ahead with the proposal, with some small adjustments. … Continue reading

Youth Transitions / A function of how economic, education and employment policies interact

“Youth unemployment was rising since well before the current economic downturn, but the fallout from the financial crisis has brought it to the top of the government’s agenda and generated a plethora of publications and initiatives to tackle the problem.” write Tess Lanning and Katerina Rudiger in Youth unemployment in Europe: lessons for the UK (Adapted chosen excerpts by … Continue reading

With so few employers recruiting young people, might the reason be that some candidates simply aren’t good enough?

While the majority of employers are satisfied with their young recruits, a not insignificant minority are not. The next chart shows what proportion of employers (who have recruited a young person) have found their young recruits to be poorly prepared for a variety of reasons. The overwhelming factors are experience and attitude or motivation. Of … Continue reading

UK | Unpaid work experience | Boots leaves scheme for long-term unemployed

Boots says it is withdrawing from the government’s scheme to help the long-term unemployed find work. It comes on the same day that ministers had to drop sanctions from a separate scheme that offers work experience to younger jobseekers. Boots said that it would no longer be offering any new placements on the work programme, … Continue reading

UK | CIPD calls for end to row over ‘unpaid’ work experience | 24 February 2012 | Stock Market Wire

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is warning that recent headlines, which associate voluntary unpaid work experience with slave labour, are in danger of discouraging employers from offering placements and denying young people a route into permanent employment. Good quality work experience provides an invaluable way for young people to build key skills … Continue reading

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