Graduate recruitment

BAME graduates still being hired at a slower rate

Progress on workplace inclusivity has been accused of little to no progress as BAME graduates are consistently applying for more jobs than their white counterparts.

Are we cherry-picking from the family tree when it comes to recruitment?

There’s a big disconnect between graduates and hirers on the prevalence of nepotism in recruitment, and HR must do more to strip out bias and promote clarity, says Peter Crush

Leadership skills most in demand in early 2021 job market

Leadership skills such as coaching, onboarding and decision-making are the top of employers’ wish lists for 2021.

HR internships among lowest paid in the UK

With an average salary of £1,380 a month, HR internships have ranked fifth in the lowest paid internships in the UK, which could risk turning top talent away from the profession.

Creating a net-zero ready workforce

?We are increasingly hearing about organisations that are purpose-led. With vision, mission and brand statements, companies are wearing their hearts on their sleeves and talking about more than...

Positive News: How businesses are keeping the wheels turning

HR up and down the UK is introducing new employees to the workplace and supporting those who have continued to work both physically and in remote locations. We highlight just a few of the many...

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Graduates think nepotism trumps diversity in recruitment

UK students are concerned hiring decisions are based on nepotism and physical appearance rather than talent.

Graduate job vacancies decrease significantly in 2020

The number of graduate jobs has dropped by 12% in 2020 with the majority of employers anticipating further decline next year, according to the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).

Pandemic alters young jobseekers' career choices

COVID-19 has impacted the young graduates’ confidence in their career prospects, a new report has revealed.

Slow career progression will have compounding effect on post-pandemic job market

The speed of job progression for young employees has gradually been slowing since the 1950s.

Graduate job confidence slides as labour market shrinks

Fewer graduates in 2020 are confident of working in their dream industry than they were in 2019.

COVID-19’s impact on graduate hiring strategy

June would typically have be when graduate recruitment season gets into full swing. This season, however, finds recruiters scrambling to react to COVID-19. With students sent home early and no end in...