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

The worst advice we've ever heard about running internship programmes

Posted by Harry Picken on 19-Jan-2016 09:36:08

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there for a company thinking about starting up an internship programme, including the big issue of whether or not to pay your interns. We bust some of the myths surrounding intern recruitment, and give you our top tips for hiring an intern.

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Topics: Recruitment, Graduate Internships

10 incredibly useful websites you need in your life as a recruiter

Posted by Harry Picken on 19-Jan-2016 09:00:00

Always looking to optimise your time? Need to take a break? Fear not! These website are so wonderfully entertaining or functional you'll be left pondering how you used to manage your day. 

We're not saying bookmarking them will change your life, but you might as well give it a go.

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Topics: Recruitment, Recruitment Tools

Insight: Top 10 posts on The Careers Group blogs in 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Jan-2016 12:14:00

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Fairs and Events, Recruitment

Helping interns to help you - the benefits of attracting the best graduates

Posted by Yasamine Kojouri on 16-Nov-2015 11:53:25

Are your internships supercharged to attract the best graduates? John Bernard, global marketing director at Mozilla Firefox OS explains the value of taking on marketing interns. 

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Recruitment, Graduate Internships

3 ways to maximise an intern's experience and your time

Posted by Harry Picken on 14-Oct-2015 16:03:00

Taking on an intern can be time consuming, but by following this quick checklist we use when helping organisations set up internships you can ensure you are making the most of the opportunity. 

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Topics: Recruitment, Graduate Internships

3 reasons to hire a temp

Posted by Rebecca Nugent on 06-Oct-2015 13:43:00

Ever pondered how hiring temporary staff over permanent employees might be beneficial to your company?  Do you think permanent is always better than temporary?

Well, rising trends in the graduate recruitment market prove that this is not the case as industry leaders consider alternative types of employment away from the traditional full-time job.

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Topics: Recruitment

3 steps to keep an intern motivated and productive

Posted by Yasamine Kojouri on 05-Oct-2015 15:52:00
So you’ve decided you want to hire an intern but your next question is most probably “what do I do with my intern when they arrive?” ... hopefully here is the answer!
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Topics: Recruitment, Graduate Internships

Making the most of exhibiting at graduate recruitment fairs

Posted by Phoebe Hatton on 30-Sep-2015 12:39:00

A simple guide for first-time exhibitors

As an events team organising graduate recruitment events, we receive a lot of enquiries from companies who might be starting out or have just created a new graduate scheme. It's hard to know what to expect as a new exhibitor at a graduate fair, but you can find some simple guidelines below to ensure you can make the most of your time on the day and meet the best graduates for your company.

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Topics: Fairs and Events

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