Features

03.11.14

How to attract graduates to jobs in challenging regions

Just two years into the British Council’s global scheme, the organisation has graduates in all corners of the globe, from Russia to Libya, Bangladesh to Poland, but it struggles to recruit for some great opportunities in challenging regions...

03.11.14

The Global Mindset: Revealed

What is all the fuss about global mindset? Can it really be that important? Charlie Reeve, Head of Early Career Programmes, Arriva, says “yes, it can, and I can prove it...” He explains below… The Financial Times off...

03.11.14

The Globalisation of Graduate Recruitment

In a world made smaller and more accessible by technology, businesses are increasingly operating on a global stage. While this opens up huge opportunities to tap into a larger, more diverse customer base, it also demands a changing workforce to me...

14.08.14

Diversity data - what information is out there?

We asked five suppliers to share an insight into their diversity data, together with an overview of some of their key findings…   1. How diverse is the workplace? Organisation: MyKindaCrowd Brief overview of data: Research carried a...

14.08.14

Overcoming a diversity data dearth

When it comes to disability, many organisations only have minimal data available because they are reliant on employees self-disclosing. So how can a recruitment team proceed with objectives in this context? Tab Ahmad, Founder and Managing Director...

14.08.14

Picking ‘n’ mixing your target university lists

When Rebecca Fielding, MD/Owner of Gradconsult, was debating the target list of universities with her line managers, she found that jelly babies provided a useful metaphor.  She believed that if they continued to go to the same universities a...

14.08.14

Missing: Disability Data

Ask an organisation about their demographics and, as a whole, they will be able to provide you with statistics on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, faith and nationality. However, ask them about disability data and it all goes very quiet...

14.08.14

The role of diversity data in selection practices

James Lewis, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Consultant at Cubiks, explores the importance of candidate data in selection practices and its links to workforce diversity, arguing that there is still much work to be done… For workp...

14.08.14

Dispelling the Myths - HESA Data & RGCC

Inspired by surprising data from the The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the Recruiters’ Guide to Courses and Campuses (RGCC) enables employers to target universities, review strategies or increase applications from specific group...

06.08.14

The Science of Diversity

“If presented in the right way, data does not have to be dry − it can tell a compelling story which is a powerful tool when trying to highlight challenges and convince people of the relevance of diversity issues,” says Sacha de K...

08.04.14

Integrating Apprentices - Case Studies

From making apprentices feel valued to offering accelerated learning environments and mentoring, recruiters tell us how they go about successfully integrating apprentices into their organisations… Rachel Hill, Senior Manager – Social...

08.04.14

Fit For Purpose?

There are countless surveys and much public hand-wringing about the mismatch between the skills needed by employers and the qualifications achieved by school and college leavers. With nearly a million young people not in education, employment or t...

08.04.14

Graduate vs. Apprentice: The Psychological Lowdown

So you’re considering hiring professional apprentices at 18, in addition to graduates at 21.  What do those three years of independent study bring to graduates?  What do 18 year olds potentially do better? To understand the differe...

08.04.14

Audience Participation

EY has seen the target for its School Leaver Programme double over the last year, reaching 150 vacancies, allowing the company to target and recruit from a broader and more diverse talent pool. But with the growth in vacancies comes the challenge...

07.04.14

The Business Case for School Leavers

In 2011, in response to proposed increases to university tuition fees, BDO created a formal and structured school leaver programme. While it had a history of recruiting school leavers on an ad-hoc basis, the aim of the new programme was to create...

02.04.14

Audience Participation

EY has seen the target for its School Leaver Programme double over the last year, reaching 150 vacancies, allowing the company to target and recruit from a broader and more diverse talent pool. But with the growth in vacancies comes the challenge...

02.04.14

School Leavers - Where Next?

“Simple measures, such as investing in quality careers education, making employability a key measure for schools, and supporting interaction between pupils and local employers, will deliver more jobs and growth in the long-term,” says...

28.02.14

Serious Fun

Today’s students are more switched on than ever. They are making decisions about careers earlier and earlier, which means reaching not just final year students but first year students too. With this in mind, KPMG tapped into the growing tren...

28.02.14

Socially Active

How are graduate employers using social media to attract the best candidates? We asked a few recruiters to share their thoughts… 1) Samuel Price, Graduate Recruitment Co-ordinator, KPMG Wikijob Sector: Finance “KPMG wanted to use...

28.02.14

Something Old, Something New…

Graduates of recent years are classed as ‘digital natives’ for whom it is second nature to simultaneously use multiple screens, communicate via social media and head online as a first port of call for information of any kind. It has pr...

28.02.14

Take Me To Your Leader

Reaching students on campus can be hit and miss. But with steady growth forecast by the treasury, attracting the right talent has never been more important. So how do recruiters reach target students? Is there a better way? Ashley Hever, Talent Ac...

28.02.14

The Devil’s in the Data…

It’s quite hard to escape the proliferation of conference sessions on ‘big data’ in almost every sector and professional area. People are excited about the possibility of having better data to drive better decisions; suddenly we&...

28.02.14

The Rules of App-traction

The fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn is students and recent graduates, who now comprise more than 30 million of the site’s 225 million audience. Last year its Talent Solution division launched CheckIn, a mobile app that allows recruit...

28.02.14

There’s An App for That…

ROI remains the ‘holy grail’ for most recruiters; it is talked about a lot but how many people really measure the impact of their attraction activity in a systematic manner?   Pinsent Masons has been steadily shifting its att...

28.02.14

Attracting School Leavers through Webinars

Recruiters have limited time and teachers have busy schedules, making communicating with school leavers a challenging prospect. A webinar is one answer: think of it as a TV show streamed across the internet, allowing your whole team to participate...