Is Graduate Recruitment Meeting Business Needs?

An Audit of Recruiters' Websites

Hill D | HR Network Paper MP42 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jan 2005

This paper presents an audit of graduate recruitment websites that was jointly funded by IES Research Networks and the Council for Industry and Higher Education.

Two students, one undergraduate and one postgraduate, conducted the audit to inform the research from graduates' perspectives. The Times Top 100 Graduates Employers polls UK students about who their ideal graduate employers are, then collates and showcases the results in a 'top' 100 ranking of graduate employers by their popularity among students.

The web audit used this ranking to explore in more depth the qualities and characteristics of these organisations.