Your Graduates and You

Effective Strategies for Graduate Recruitment and Development

Connor H, Hirsh W, Barber L | Report 400 | Institute for Employment Studies | Sep 2003

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This research examines how employers' graduate strategies are changing in the light of recent business, labour market and other changes.

It identifies three main drivers of a good strategy:

  • clarity of strategic intention for recruiting graduates
  • appropriate internal organisational arrangements, in particular the degree to which there needs to be corporate involvement
  • providing varying amounts of planned, structured development to meet different business and graduate needs.

It builds on IES' long-standing programme of research and consultancy relating to graduate recruitment and employment, including the development of the 'IES Graduate Value Chain'.