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    Graduate Salaries and Vacancies 1997

    La Valle I, Perryman S | Nov 1996 | Association of Graduate Recruiters

    This publication is no longer available.

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    Employers, Recruitment and the Unemployed

    Atkinson J, Giles L, Meager N | Nov 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    How do employers regard the unemployed jobseeker? Do they treat unemployed applicants any differently from employed ones? As the duration of unemployment rises, do long term unemployed applicants face extra barriers to landing a job? This research answers these questions by evaluating employers' attitudes towards, recruitment of, and rejection of, unemployed jobseekers. It is concerned with both the long term unemployed and unemployed people in general. It draws on a representative sample of 800 UK employers, investigated by telephone survey and face-to-face interview.

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    Teleworking and Rural Development

    Huws U, Honey S, Morris S | Oct 1996 | Rural Development Commission

    This report examines the geographical distribution of various forms of teleworking, and differentiates between 'prosperous rural' and 'peripheral rural' areas on grounds of accessibility, income levels and local economies. The impacts and opportunities of various forms of teleworking on rural areas are assessed, including the kinds of infrastructure, training and marketing support that will be required. This publication is no longer available.

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    Pre-16 Work Experience in England and Wales

    Hillage J, Honey S, Kodz J, Pike G | Oct 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This study, carried out for the Department for Education and Employment, was the first comprehensive analysis of where young people go when they complete work experience, what they do, and how it is organised. It is based on a national survey of work experience co-ordinators, supplemented by detailed case studies in six parts of the country.

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    Leaving Employment Early

    Dench S, Norton R | Oct 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This is a survey of people taking early retirement from seven large employers, all of which were going through major programmes of change and reductions in employee numbers. The report investigates their attitudes towards early retirement, and their attachment to and subsequent experiences in the labour market. It explores their financial situation, the types of advice and support available to them, and the adequacy of these.

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    The IES Annual Graduate Review, 1996-1997

    La Valle I, Jagger N, Connor H, Rawlinson S | Oct 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Since 1984 the IES Graduate Review provided the latest information on trends in higher education and the graduate labour market.The Review included key facts and figures on the main changes influencing the higher education experience, the changing...

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    Health Surveillance in Great Britain

    Honey S, Hillage J, Patch A, Morris S | Sep 1996 | Health and Safety Executive

    This study on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive aimed to provide a comprehensive picture of health surveillance carried out by employers in Britain. Health surveillance is the collective term used for a range of procedures designed principally to protect the health of individual employees by identifying the occurence of work-related diseases as early as possible.

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    The Return on Investors

    Hillage J, Moralee J | Sep 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report presents the key findings from three annual studies based on comparisons of employers involved and not involved in Investors in People. It looks at why employers get involved with Investors, the issues surrounding meeting the standard, the effect on employer training and management practice and the impact on business performance.

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    Teleworking and Gender

    Huws U, Podro S, Gunnarsson E, Weijers T, Arvanitaki K, Trova V | Sep 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Teleworking is becoming an increasingly important part of working life. But does it makes a positive or a negative contribution to sexual equality? Ursula Huws has been studying teleworking for nearly two decades. Here, she and her colleagues review the evidence and present the results of a unique survey which, for the first time, compares the experiences of male and female teleworkers from the same occupational group.

  • Ethnic Minority Graduates: Differences by Degrees

    Connor H, La Valle I, Tackey N D, Perryman S | Aug 1996 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Participation in higher education by students from ethnic minorities has been increasing steadily over the past decade, and they now represent almost one in eight of all UK students. Very little is known about their employment outcomes. In particular, does the increased participation of ethnic minorities in higher education translate into an improved position for them in the labour market? To answer some of these questions, the Department for Education and Skills commissioned this exploratory study to compare the employment experiences of graduates from different ethnic groups.