Graduate Recruitment Blog

 

As the UK’s graduate recruitment specialists, we’re always looking to share our extensive knowledge of the market – including hiring trends, onboarding best practice and industry analysis.

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10 ways to promote healthy eating at work - encouraging wellbeing for your graduate hires

The average employee spends at least one-third of their life at work. Unsurprisingly, then, the workplace becomes a hugely influential environment – somewhere that can inspire either healthy, or unhealthy, behaviour. Although most graduate employers would recognise the value of a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle for their employees’ personal health, many d

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Your business' digital footprint - how to manage your online identity

In today’s data-driven society, the term “digital footprint”, which refers to the trail of information that is left behind on the internet and social media, has become an increasingly common part of our vocabulary. And although it is often associated with personal information, it is also crucial for businesses to consider the trail of data that they leave online, and

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How to manage stress in the workplace

Stress in the workplace can be hugely detrimental to businesses - in fact, it’s estimated that work-related stress accounts for over 13 million absences, and costs about £3.7 billion, every year. Not only is stress in the workplace likely to have a negative impact on performance, but it can also h

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Addressing graduate salary inequality

Women face salary inequality from their very first job. In fact,

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What makes graduates happy at work?

It’s no secret that happy employees tend to be more productive, better team players, and will be likely to stay at the company for a much longer time. Employee happiness will have a marked impact upon the success of any business – so it couldn’t be more important to take steps to ensure that it is achieved. Studies have confirmed that salary doesn’t dictate hap

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How to run a successful graduate assessment day

A well-organised and objective-focused assessment day can offer a whole host of benefits for graduate recruitment. Unlike standardised interview processes, assessment days have the scope to evaluate all aspects of a candidate’s personality, skills, culture fit and potential, so they present graduate employers with a golden opportunity – being able to differentiate between candidates

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How to make graduates fall in love with your business

It's often assumed that graduates don’t tend to stay in their first jobs for long. We are all conscious of how costly replacing an employee can be, in terms of money, time, and morale – and yet many businesses will fail to address the reasons why a hire leaves so soon, or take the necessary measures to ensure that they stay. A high retention rate is a major s

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How a graduate mentoring scheme could benefit your business

Given that employee satisfaction in under-25s has fallen to just 35.7%, it’s now become clear that attracting, engaging and developing your new employees has never been more important. More and more businesses have recognised the importance of mentoring, so we’re here to explain why having a graduate mentoring programme in place can benefit your business – and showin

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2017 Graduate Market Analysis

  2017 saw another significant year of growth in the graduate recruitment sector. There was a noticeable increase in the number of businesses looking to hire graduates, so competition for junior talent was at an all-time high. Our efforts didn't go unnoticed and we're delighted to have once again made it into the finals of the National Business Awards, this year

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Hiring graduates in the IT sector

Here at Give A Grad A Go, we’re passionate about launching graduate careers in IT (these roles make up almost a quarter of our placements), and we’ve launched 127 careers in IT in 2017 alone. The digital economy is growing at twice the rate of the wider economy. It’s no surprise then, that hiring graduates in the IT sector is bi