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Early talent insights

Welcome to our Insights page – a handy resource for employers, schools and universities, where we share our thoughts, opinions and advice on all aspects of early talent careers.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Social media has become an increasingly efficient recruitment tool in recent years, making it easier for recruiters to connect with potential job candidates. But has it got a place further along in the recruitment process? Are social media background checks necessary and acceptable? An expert in the field offers his insight.

Monday, October 30, 2017

We all understand that job interviews are daunting and sometimes disappointing experiences, even more so if feedback is not provided. Interview feedback is crucial in many ways for both the candidate and the employer. No interview should be a waste of time for either party; here are five key reasons why you should provide it.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Imagine being a student or graduate and reading through countless job/internship adverts on a daily basis. It’s often very easy to lose interest and a struggle to differentiate between various opportunities. Follow our six top tips to optimise your job description in order to prevent it getting skim-read and then forgotten.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A recent study conducted by leading student-focused research company trendence UK has revealed that school students are still far less likely to consider an apprenticeship over university. This raises the question of whether schools are doing enough to effectively advise their students about the increased range of opportunities available.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Students anticipating their GCSE results in a matter of weeks will be the first to have their English literature, English language and maths results graded from 9–1. Yet, despite coming into imminent effect, recent research has shown that over a third of UK employers are unaware of this change, while only 28% understood the grading system.