Are you looking for something to cheer you up at your desk? Let's talk about a topic that concerns us all: graduate recruitment. We've heard a lot about millenials, talent pools and attraction methods... but not everything is a confusing scramble for the top talent in a generation. The future of graduate recruitment is bright -- read these articles and find out why.
Recruitment is all about planning ahead. Trends in the market, clever approaches to finding talent and thinking a generation ahead have been the themes domineering the most memorable graduate news this week.
Youth Employment: How Can We Break Down Barriers And Create Opportunities? -- This article (and video) addresses some of the graduate issues that recruiters face. Are school leavers prepared enough to enter the workforce?
Graduate Jobs At Pre-Recession Levels -- Fresh off the LaunchPad press, this article gives a positive spin on an industry that is often linked to gloomy predictions. The graduate job market is, in fact, in a better position now than it has been for some time, giving students unprecedented opportunities
How To Create A Fun Company Culture -- If you haven't been hiding under a rock for the past few months (some would argue years!) you should be sick of hearing the words 'culture fit'. In a 'Glassdoors' filled world, candidates will know if a company is offering a friendly atmosphere or any perks before they walk into the interview room. Take a look at these ideas -- would you fancy a deadline day massage?
How To Start Recruiting Generation Z -- If the thought of attracting Millenials is already giving you a headache, don't worry. The good ol' days of trying to understand Generation Y will soon be behind us. According to this article by ERE, they are already old news. The next generation should already be on your radar, especially as over 30 per cent of them want to 'change the world'. What do you think it will be like to try to connect with the next generation of jobseekers?
We have just published two excellent interviews with Casual Films and 27partners. One is about the power of video in messaging recruitment with Casual Film's Barnaby Cook; the other, with Rob Dumbleton, is about the importance of employee engagement and where it fits into the recruitment process. Let us know what you think via Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn!
Whereas in the LaunchPad World... This month, we sailed away (for our latest team day) to the Isle of Wight. We had a lot of fun trying not to capsize the boat! Take a peek here:
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