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It’s that time of the year when we’re all confronted by any number of predictions, some perhaps more meaningful than others. Where will the FTSE be at the end of December? What sort of GDP will the UK economy generate? Will unemployment hit the magical 7% figure? What will be the true social, economic and employment impact of this year’s influx of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants? Exactly how bad will it get for Roy out in Brazil? And, more critically, how far into January will I manage to stay off the chocolate? Read the rest of this entry »

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EmployerBrandBuiltToLast200x233Okay, it’s happening. I might not like it, but it’s happening. We’re about to bid farewell to the eldest offspring as she skips gaily off to uni. I hope we got the balance broadly right in terms of advice around which one to go for. I hope too that she listened to a certain extent but ultimately made her own mind up – and the university in question’s appeal to employers was certainly front and centre as a key parameter. But what about her outlook and perspective on the employment market? At 18, she has spent some key, formative years staring bleakly at tough economic times. She probably has little real insight into the graduate jobs market pre 2008. How will this impact on her and the cohorts of students likely to be graduating over the course of the next two to three years?

For me, perhaps the most significant factor influencing the behaviours and approach of Generation Y (remember them?) in the workforce relates to their coming of age during a time of unprecedented and uninterrupted economic growth between 1993 and 2008. If this is a generation perhaps characterised by a sense of entitlement, expectation, job mobility, tolerance and confidence – not for nothing have they been labelled Generation Me – then why should we be surprised? If all you have known for as long as you have known was GDP and job growth going in the right direction, is it any surprise that an individual (indeed, an entire generation) demonstrates a degree of confidence and surefootedness? Read the rest of this entry »

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