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  • August 28, 2015

    Many UK graduates are working in jobs that do not require a degree, says report

    The rising number of university leavers and slow growth in the availability of jobs appropriate to their skills has left approximately 58% of UK graduates in non-graduate jobs, one of the highest rates in Europe, according to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development research.

     

    The rising number of university leavers and slow growth in the availability of jobs appropriate to their skills has left approximately 58% of UK graduates in non-graduate jobs, one of the highest rates in Europe, according to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development research.

     

  • August 27, 2015

    UK migration higher than ever, new statistics show

    Net migration to the UK to is at an all-time high, despite government efforts to limit the number of people entering the country, according to official figures.

    Net migration to the UK to is at an all-time high, despite government efforts to limit the number of people entering the country, according to official figures.

  • August 26, 2015

    Australia to investigate gender pensions gap

    The Australian parliament has launched an inquiry into the country’s “retirement income gap”, after a study found that on average women leave work with half as much in their pension funds as men.

    The Australian parliament has launched an inquiry into the country’s “retirement income gap”, after a study found that on average women leave work with half as much in their pension funds as men.

  • August 25, 2015

    Female managers in the UK earn 22% less, shows survey

    The gender pay gap among managerial employees in the UK stands at 22%, according to a new survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

    The gender pay gap among managerial employees in the UK stands at 22%, according to a new survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

  • August 24, 2015

    Older workers face discrimination in recruitment process, says study

    Older job applicants are significantly less likely to be invited to a job interview than younger people with similar qualifications, according to a UK study.

    Older job applicants are significantly less likely to be invited to a job interview than younger people with similar qualifications, according to a UK study.

  • August 21, 2015

    Women make up over 50% of the non-agricultural workforce in 17 countries around the world

    Latest figures from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) reveal there to be 17 countries where women now make up more than 50% of the non-agricultural working population, with notable clusters in the Caribbean and northern Europe.

     

    Latest figures from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) reveal there to be 17 countries where women now make up more than 50% of the non-agricultural working population, with notable clusters in the Caribbean and northern Europe.

     

  • August 20, 2015

    Immigrant student performance gap narrows, reports OECD

    The performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students is narrowing—but countries need to do more to realize the potential of students from immigrant backgrounds, according to a report from the OECD.

    The performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students is narrowing—but countries need to do more to realize the potential of students from immigrant backgrounds, according to a report from the OECD.

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