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

7 top ways to ensure your best people will quit

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Apr-2016 11:30:39

From graduates to C-level executives raking up 30 years of service, companies around the world make common mistakes that make people head for the hills - most of which could be avoided.

Here are 7 ways to guarantee that your best interns, graduates, and long standing empoyees will quit along with a couple of hints on how these could be tamed.

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Topics: Recruitment, 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

5 ways to gain major points during graduate recruitment

Posted by Harry Picken on 04-Feb-2016 09:54:00

Working with graduates can be incredibly rewarding and beneficial for your company. You can bring in fresh ideas, while helping a young graduate kick-start their career and training. But attracting the best and brightest graduates to your company is very competitive. Here are some of the best ways to attract some of the most talented and enthusiastic graduates to your company. 

1. Be open to unconventional skills and training

More and more, companies are looking at more than just a candidate’s degree when assessing job applications. Extra-curricular activities, other training, volunteer work and the skills earned from a variety of pursuits, can often provide a good indication of a candidate’s suitability to the role – for example, being active in a local community or playing in a local sports team can indicate a candidate’s ability to work in teams, and a candidate who has undertaken a lot of short-courses could be shown to have initiative.

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Topics: Recruitment, Graduate Internships

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