Archive for March, 2010

Graduate recruitment white paper March 2010

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Executive summary
The fraught economic conditions of the last eighteen months and the continued fragility of the economy have left no organisation, public or private, and no individual, executive or graduate, untouched from redundancies, cut backs, hire freezes and cuts in public spending. Nowhere has the impact been felt more deeply and profoundly than in talent management and recruitment. Continue reading

Where are all the young people in politics?

You could hardly blame young people for not having much of an interest in politics; aside from the usual stereotype of aging, upper middle class men discussing issues that don’t affect them, the recent scandals surrounding politicians doesn’t do much to portray politics as a subject that young people should be interested in. Continue reading

TSR in The Times – 14 August 2008

” My first post on The Student Room (TSR) was a worried question in the Cambridge forum, giving my relatively unimpressive grades and asking whether or not I stood a chance of getting into Oxbridge. Nine months, hundreds of posts and one change of heart later, I received an offer from Oxford to read English.” Continue reading

Graduate ambition defies market gloom

Tuesday 30 March

Economic gloom is failing to dampen the career ambitions of the UK’s graduate population.

According to new research from The Student Room, the UK’s leading student social networking site, graduates’ and current university students’ sense of determination is reflected in the fact that eight out of 10 (83 per cent) are convinced that they will eventually work in their preferred career, and are prepared to take several steps to get there. Continue reading

One step at a time: Modern graduates map own route to success

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Research from The Student Room reveals:

  • Graduates are committed to ‘booster’ jobs to pave way to preferred career
  • Graduates now expect multiple careers, changing both recruitment and retention thinking
  • Undergraduates are deciding on career routes before university, meaning recruiters need to target candidates from an earlier age
  • Young people’s own research and work experience is informing decisions more than recruitment ads, milkrounds or careers advisors, which recruiters need to embrace
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