Fishing for Talent in a Wider Pool

Trends and Dilemmas in Corporate Graduate Recruitment

Barber L, Hill D, Hirsh W, Tyers C | Report 421 | Institute for Employment Studies | Feb 2005

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As the needs of organisations and the graduate pool become increasingly diverse, attracting, selecting and recruiting talent in today's complex world is becoming ever more challenging.

This report presents the results from an audit of corporate graduate recruitment websites and 40 interviews in ten case-study organisations.

The research examines whether graduate recruitment is meeting UK business needs and whether selection practices may discriminate against graduates from non-traditional backgrounds. It has key messages for employers, universities and careers advisors.