6 advantages graduates can bring to your company

Posted by Harry Picken on 03-May-2016 09:00:00

We’re approaching the end of the academic year and that means one thing, new graduates! As the latest cohort look to take their first step onto the career ladder, we ask ourselves these two questions:

  1. What can graduate employers do to attract the right graduates to their organisation?
  2. Should we be more cautious hiring someone straight out of university?


One thing is for sure, after speaking to graduate recruiters up and down the country, there are common benefits which emerge. So without further ado, here's what we think a graduate can bring to your organisation.


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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Recruitment, Temporary Workers, Recruitment Tools, Graduate Internships

6 ways to keep temp staff motivated

Posted by Emmeline Shadrach on 09-Mar-2016 10:00:00

There will always be a time when you may need to use temporary employees.  How do you motivate and inspire them to work hard when they may only be there as a gap fill? In this blog we're going to find out just that with six top tips on motivating temporary employees - whether they are graduates or established professionals.

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Topics: Recruitment, Temporary Workers

7 Reasons why you should work with universities to fill Your temporary vacancies

Posted by Anum Akhtar on 24-Feb-2016 10:00:00

Hiring a temp is a cost-effective way of attracting new talent and skills into a business, with the potential to offer the temp permanent employment.  

Hiring a temp allows you to solve staff shortages without the need for long-term commitment. In addition bringing in temps could introduce innovative ideas from high quality candidates to compliment your current staff and organisation.

Below I list why hiring temps from a university like the University of London will benefit you in more than one way. 

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Topics: Recruitment, Temporary Workers

Agency Worker Regulations Qualifying Clock - What is it?

Posted by Kirsty Dickman on 23-Feb-2016 11:00:00

Having difficulty understanding the qualifying clock for Agency Worker Regulations? 

I know some of the internet searches for this don’t give great detail, so I’ve put together a breakdown which should help in understanding when the “clock” should be stopped or paused for an agency worker.



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Topics: Recruitment, Temporary Workers

Recruiter Insight: the five biggest fears of a grad when starting their first job

Posted by Harry Picken on 16-Feb-2016 16:20:09

Every year, thousands of graduates take the first steps into the wide world of careers. Excitment and nerves flow fast through the veins of every graduate employee, but what really are their biggest fears? In this blog we hear from Lauren Stalker, a media executive and millennial at the content marketing and media agency, Pulse on the workplace fears that she overcame.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Recruitment

The dos and don'ts of answering references

Posted by Rachael Blundell on 11-Feb-2016 13:00:00


No one likes the tedious administrative task of answering reference requests but get it wrong and the worst case scenario is that your ex-employee can sue you for libel. You can also be sued by the employer or the applicant if you provide a negligent reference.

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Topics: Recruitment

Priortise graduates now or your company will take a financial hit later

Posted by The Careers Group News on 08-Feb-2016 10:00:00

"Bright, hungry young team members must be given real responsibilities, or your business risks losing their engagement, loyalty, commitment and value".

Recently, Steve Parker, strategy partner at M&C Saatchi, published an insightful article in Marketing Magazine on the benefits of retaining graduates. Find out how why a company should stay competitive in an increasingly entrepreneurial marketplace and how it can lead to advocacy, generation of new ideas and ultimately business success.


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Topics: Recruitment

Not sure about the benefits of hiring a temp? Here are my top 4 factors for recruiting temporary workers!

Posted by Ola Trebski on 05-Feb-2016 12:00:00

The recruitment industry is vital to the UK economy. It was a particularly fast growing sector in 2015, especially now the economy is starting to pick up again after a tough few years, and recruitment has appeared high on the agenda of many private and public companies.

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Topics: Recruitment, Temporary Workers

Agency Worker Regulations: what you need to know

Posted by Kirsty Dickman on 26-Jan-2016 11:00:00

Confused about agency worker regulations? Tell me about it!

After some in depth research, I’ve put together this handy, digestible guide to save you searching around the internet.

It covers everything from entitlements on the first day of employment to working time rights.

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Topics: Recruitment, Temporary Workers

Five blogs to follow as a Graduate Recruiter

Posted by Rachael Blundell on 22-Jan-2016 10:30:00
Want to keep up to date with the world of graduate recruitment? Then take a look at these graduate recruiter blogs. Whether it's bridging the gap between employee and education institution or getting inside information on candidate experience these are well worth a read.
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Topics: Recruitment

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