Related posts:No related photos. … in briefOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefChecks lead to biasEmployers who checkCVs with the Criminal Records Bureau could end up discriminating against peoplewho have committed minor misdemeanours, claims prisoner resettlement charityNacro. From this summer, a wider range of organisations can run criminal checksat a charge of £12 each.The fourth Employers’Law briefing, in association with Rowe & Maw, takes place on 9 May at theBritish Library in London. Graduates opt for FOThe Foreign Office hasreplaced the BBC as graduates’ top choice of employer. The Virgin Group wasrunner-up for the third year in a row, according to the Universum Graduatesurvey. The BBC dropped to fifth. www.universumglobal.comUni leavers find jobsNearly 70 per cent oflast year’s UK-based graduates are in full-time employment according to areport.The report, by theHigher Education Funding Council, claims that only 6 per cent of students thatgraduated in 2000 are unemployed. www.hefce.ac.ukAid agency ‘racism’The first audit of HRpractice in aid agencies, called Ahead of the Field, has shown that local recruits suffer institutional racism. Staffrecruited from the charity’s own country are favoured when it comes totraining, salaries, job opportunities and the use of appraisal systems. www.peopleinaid.orgSkills gap rises againNearly two-thirds ofBritish firms are experiencing skills shortages, according to a report. TheReed Skills Index claims that this is the third consecutive year-on-yearincrease. The survey, of 1,500 organisations, revealed that 60 per cent ofcompanies are finding it difficult to recruit qualified and experiencedstaff. www.reed.co.uk Comments are closed.