Graduate recruitment is a process not just undertaken by large multinational companies but also companies who are serious about their workforce and their business. Companies need to invest in the next-gen grad talent to future-proof and support their business growth.
A recent graduate brings a fresh level of enthusiasm, creativity and energy into the workplace. We need graduates in business - they see things differently, do things differently and come up with new ideas and trends in this IT and disruptive tech world.
Graduates are not all about money. The high achievers are looking to work for a reputable company with a promising career path. Millennial graduates are attracted to flexible work hours, health benefits, generous leave, incentives (monetary and travel), a fun and social environment and a formal training program. These are all desirable ‘sweeteners’ one can add to the package.
Graduates think highly of their skills and know their worth in the market. They have done their research and expect a competitive salary.
Graduates provide a constant flow of new talent that can be trained up for management roles in the future. Graduates have the potential to be your best future leaders. It is a necessary investment.
Anyone can create a strategy to attract and develop graduates. To get the best graduate talent, companies need their ‘package’ and brand to stand out.
How to attract graduates:
Our next blog follows with Graduate programmes and retention….
Written by Lee Dixie
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