Graduate recruitment

Sharp fall in graduate retention during pandemic

Graduate turnover rose to its highest point in 10 years during the pandemic. Research says low pay and poor organisational culture are to blame.

ESG values a deciding factor for job candidates

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are a huge draw for job candidates, many of whom are taking advantage of transferable skill sets and their ability to move around the world to work...

Employers pledge support for action on social mobility

More than a hundred leading employers, including Morgan Stanley, British Airways and Bloomberg, have pledged support for a ten-point social mobility action plan.

Employers ditch skills requirements to find the right candidate

A third (33%) of UK organisations are willing to drop skills requirements before any others as companies fight for talent.

Entry-level apprenticeships plunge

The number of people taking up entry-level apprenticeships since 2015’s pre-Levy high has plunged by 72%.

Young ethnic minorities continue to bear brunt of insecure work

Young people have swiftly returned to work since losing jobs in the pandemic, but many have had unequal opportunities when coming back to the workforce – or have fallen out of it altogether.

Putting a price tag on the Great Resignation

While we’ve been talking about the global resignation crisis anecdotally, we now have figures that reveal the scale of the emergency.

Graduate job competition hits record high

Competition for graduate jobs has reached a record high this year following a coronavirus slump in 2020.

Skills gap risks locking young people out of jobs

A surge in the number of young people in full-time education has slashed the number looking for work and is leaving them without the skills to join the workforce, according to a new study.

Is TikTok a useful tool in the hunt for young talent?

While 94% of recruiters use social media for their jobs, only 39% of all employers use social media for recruiting and hiring.

UK faces labour shortage: what can employers do to manage?

The UK now has the lowest ratio of unemployed people to vacancies since records began in 1971.

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.