Current Edition - February/March 2015

FebMar15The February/March edition of Graduate Recruiter is out now.

The theme of this edition is ‘Assessment and Selection’, in which we focus on the following areas:

CHANGING APPROACHES

Raising the Bar

What are the biggest challenges facing employers in the assessment and selection space and how are they meeting these? We talk to Rolls Royce, Deloitte and Merlin Entertainments…

Finding Harry Potter

Jayne Cullen explains how TMP Worldwide helped Virgin Money to find “Harry Potter”…

Employers Are From Mars, Graduates Are from Venus

City University’s Victoria Didilica explores the differences between graduates’ expectations of the workplace and employers’ perceptions of the workplace, drawing upon a survey of over 130 employers and over 1,250 graduates.

Thinking Small

What can larger organisations learn from how SMEs assess and select talent? Rebecca Fielding, MD of Gradconsult, shares her experience − and poses some pertinent questions

DIVERSITY AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

Can you feel it?

Rare Recruitment’s Josh Oware asks how far irrelevant factors influence us unconsciously as interviewers?

Putting Diversity First

Phil Wilson, Chief Psychologist/Assessor for the Civil Service Fast Stream explains how a focus on early engagement, coupled with a wider diversity strategy, is the key to a successful development pipeline

Conquering the Cardinal Sins

How Criterion Partnership Ltd worked with Centrica to tackle unconscious bias and other deadly sins – winning an AGR Award in the process…

METHODS

Cracking Assessment

Jacqueline Healey, Senior Assessment & Development Consultant at GradWeb looks at what works and what doesn’t within candidate assessment

Playing to Your Strengths

Having introduced a strengths-based approach to assessment and selection, Lloyds Banking Group talks about what it did and the lessons it has learnt

The Million Dollar Question(s)…

Digital communications agency EE explains how it introduced ‘realistic dilemma’ scenarios to overcome the problem of rehearsed interviews

Value For Money

Ben Williams, from business psychologists Sten10, explains how Values Based Recruitment (VBR) works and why it is effective…

Tackling the Top Three Challenges

Katie Herridge talks about how Saville Consulting worked with engineering firm Thales to address the most common challenges in graduate recruitment, including managing volume applications

The Eyes Have It

Can video interviewing really give a good insight into a candidate’s future potential? It can if you can read the visual clues. Matt Barnett, CEO of video technology company Verbate explains…

UNIVERSITIES

Preparing Students for Battle

How Manchester Metropolitan University took more than 700 students on an end-to-end trip through an assessment and selection process to improve employability

Simulating Success

The University of Gloucestershire reveals how it has boosted employability by preparing students for the dreaded assessment centre…

DATA

Revealing Data

Tom Davenport, Co-Founder of TalentPool, looks at what data means for graduate recruitment today and how useful it is when managing a mountain of applications…

Read the magazine here.