Features

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...

28.02.14

Early Learning

The RBS Early Careers team is increasing its programme offering, aiming to ensure fair access to a greater talent pool through its new Early Career strategy, which focuses on the 11-24 year old segment of the population. As Kate Llewellyn-Cripps...

28.02.14

Graduate Recruiters: The New Head Hunters?

With an increasing number of graduates on the market, are employers beginning to take a more targeted approach to attracting talent? “Our traditional recruitment campaigns didn’t offer an opportunity to really understand what it&rsquo...

28.02.14

The Female of the Species

RBS has taken steps to improve the number of women in senior roles, including focusing its attention on its intern and graduate population. As Emily Bryant, Head of Early Career Campus and Marketing explains, the organisation has made significant...

18.06.13

Shortlisted entries for AGR awards revealed

The shortlisted entries for this year’s AGR Graduate Recruitment Awards have now been revealed.  The winners will be announced at the AGR’s annual conference, once again taking place at the Celtic Manor in Newport, on the evening...

24.04.13

Strength in Numbers

Competition to engage and attract top graduates is at an all time high, prompting recruiters to look for improved methods of assessment to ensure that they can attract and develop high potentials – filling up talent pipelines for the future....

20.02.13

Gamification and talent communications

Gamification is having a bit of a moment - particularly in the highly competitive world of recruitment and employee engagement. As SAS helps clients create innovative new online games, SAS’ Managing Director Jason Frank looks at how the growth of...

07.01.13

Gen up on social recruiting

Justine James, director of Talent Smoothie, talks us through the findings of a recent survey into social recruitment campaigns.

18.12.12

A month in the life of a Careers Service

City University's Gary Argent and Vin Bhabra give AGR readers a first-handglimpse into a month in the life of a careers service.

04.12.12

Socially Responsible?

After several years of hype and experimentation, 2012 was the year that social media began to move into the mainstream of graduate recruitment, but harnessing its huge audiences in an effective way remains challenging. Matt Alder, digital social a...

29.11.12

Measuring up the AGR Manifesto

AGR CEO, Carl Gilleard, reflects on how many of AGR Manifesto proposals have been implemented as we reach the halfway point of the current Parliament.