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AGR survey: One in six drop out of graduate programmes

Retaining graduates is becoming increasingly difficult with employers typically losing 16% of their intake in the first two years, which is an increase on the 9% reported last year. The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development S...


Graduate employment retention in sharp decline as young workers grow restless, research reveals

Ambitious young workers are proving ever more difficult to retain, according to new research that shows graduates are increasingly willing to ditch their first-time employer at the earliest opportunity. A study by the Association of Graduat...


Employers should be forced to provide feedback says campaign

A campaign lobbying government for new rules requiring employers to give candidate feedback post interview has been “extremely well received”. Commenting on the campaign, the CEO of student and graduate careers app Debut told Re...


Half of employers say new employees struggle with teamwork and problem solving

Half of employers do not think that graduates generally have the workplace skills they need when they are first hired, according to a report. The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), which published the study, said learning these skill...


Schools need to close graduate skills gap, say firms

Half of employers think graduates lack essential workplace skills they need when first hired, according to a report. The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) say many graduates lack necessary qualities, such as teamwork and problem-solv...

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