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

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

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

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 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

How to make the most of an intern

Posted by Yasamine Kojouri on 28-Sep-2015 15:50:20

Internships are a cost-effective way of attracting new talent and skills into a business. The five great benefits below really highlight just how much value they can add to any organisation.

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Topics: Graduate Internships

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