Re-brand your interns as ‘campaign volunteers’, bizarre Tory memo tells MPs

Re-brand your interns as ‘campaign volunteers’, bizarre Tory memo tells MPs

GUIDE SHOWS HOW TO AVOID “POTENTIAL HOSTILE QUESTIONING” ABOUT UNPAID POSITIONS * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * A bizarre memo has been sent to Conservative MPs advising them to start calling their interns ‘campaign volunteers’ in order to...
Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

Firms that can afford it must pay the living wage, says top bishop

BOSSES MUST “DO THE RIGHT THING” NOW ECONOMY IS RECOVERING Firms that can afford to pay their staff a living wage have a moral responsibility to do so, the Archbishop of York has said. If acted upon, this recommendation would make a huge difference to...
Bosses are responsible for staff’s health and wellbeing, says top firm

Bosses are responsible for staff’s health and wellbeing, says top firm

AND TACKLING MENTAL HEALTH “STIGMA” IS TOP OF THEIR AGENDA Employers have a responsibility to ensure their employees are physically and mentally fit to work, one of the UK’s top graduate recruiters said – although the company’s employees...
Top chef Aldo Zilli seeks unpaid intern (and they have to buy their own lunch)

Top chef Aldo Zilli seeks unpaid intern (and they have to buy their own lunch)

WE REPORT ‘ZILLI MEDIA’ TO OFFICIALS FOR INTERNSHIP THAT DOESN’T EVEN PAY EXPENSES * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE! * Newsflash, Wed 5 Feb, 4.15pm – the advert has been taken down! No comment from Zilli yet – will keep you posted…...
Sunshine at last? Graduate vacancies predicted to rise by 10% this year

Sunshine at last? Graduate vacancies predicted to rise by 10% this year

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SET TO BOOST EMPLOYER DEMAND FOR GRADUATES Is the worst over? Is the sun is about to shine for graduates? After what seems like years, could the job market be picking up at last? New figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)...
Dyslexic graduate told “If you can’t complete the online application form, you can’t do the job”

Dyslexic graduate told “If you can’t complete the online application form, you can’t do the job”

BUT TIME LIMITS AND POOR INTEGRATION WITH SPECIALIST SOFTWARE UNFAIRLY DISADVANTAGE DYSLEXIC CANDIDATES, APPLICANT CLAIMS A dyslexic graduate has slammed online application systems as being unfair for those who share her difficulty with reading and writing. In an...
Is anyone else getting annoyed about long, unpaid student ‘work placements’?

Is anyone else getting annoyed about long, unpaid student ‘work placements’?

THOUSANDS PAYING TUITION FEES TO GO OUT AND WORK FOR NOTHING Did you work for free as part of your degree course? Graduate Fog is receiving a growing number of complaints from students who feel the work placements they are doing as part of their course are too long,...