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Jobseekers go for ethical companies


A new survey by Axiom Software suggests more than three quarters (79%) of today’s graduates wouldn’t work for a company that has a poor ethical record. Just over half would still be selective in a difficult economic environment, and a similar number would take an ideal job over a higher paying job despite the fact that they have student debts to pay off. Almost two-thirds (65%) of these graduates use their network of friends and family to judge a potential employers’ ethics. Only one fifth (21%) would use what they hear or see in the media to judge the ethics of a company.

The survey of almost 700 students and graduates was carried out through (the website of the National Union of Students). Along with the idealism it also turned up some realism: 51% expected to be made redundant at least once in their lifetime.

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