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TARGETrecruit

Your early careers specialists

TARGETrecruit

What do we do? When it comes to the attraction, assessment, engagement and retention of the best early years talent, the answer is: pretty much everything. Whether managing an end-to-end multinational graduate campaign or a single part of your recruitment process, we can help you with the full scope of your recruitment initiatives.

When it comes to continuously improving the way you source and engage with the early year’s talent your organisation needs to thrive, we have the technological tools, the expertise and the networks you’re looking for.

Attraction

Attraction diagram
  • Design (or audit) early careers attraction strategies
  • Define your EVP and your creative campaign collateral
  • Direct sourcing for hard to fill roles
  • Develop and deliver insight events to increase diversity
  • Plan your media strategy and book and place all media
  • Design, organise and run on-campus and school events
  • Manage social media campaigns to maximise student engagement

Assessment and engagement

Assessment and Engagement diagram
  • Design your recruitment and assessment strategy
  • Screen CVs and applications, including creating competency frameworks and screening matrices
  • Administer tests and interviews, face-to-face, by telephone, by video or on Skype
  • Design and deliver assessment centres, including creating all materials
  • Manage insight and intern programmes and other bespoke events for early careers talent
  • Deliver candidate feedback, sympathetically handling the unsuccessful
  • Deliver keep-warm initiatives until candidates join the business
  • Develop and deliver post-hire development centres to enhance candidate retention
  • Deliver key Management Information (MI) that can refine your early careers strategy, using sophisticated reporting tools

Why work with TARGETrecruit?

We have access to the most talented graduates and school leavers

With 30 years’ experience in the early careers sector, we’ve built up an unrivalled network of contacts.

We have our own marketing channels

We’re the only Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) business with our own student marketing channels, giving us the unique opportunity to engage with the most talented students.

TARGETjobs is the leading student careers site in the UK, with over one million registered students and graduates. Meanwhile, TARGETcareers FUTUREWISE is our school leaver careers platform, with over 149,000 registered students.

We have a network of university contacts

We’ve built strong connections with universities across the UK. It’s through these relationships that we’re able to access the top talent for our clients. Our TARGETconnect platform is used by student services at more than 70 UK universities, giving us unique access to career-orientated students.

We have an international reach

We don’t just operate in this country; we also recruit internationally for roles across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA. We attract international students to work here in the UK too.

We put the candidates first

We put the candidate experience at the heart of what we deliver. We firmly believe that successful recruitment relies on engaging with each and every applicant from the very start of the recruitment process.

We make sure your candidates are always fully informed, fully engaged and move swiftly through the application process by:

  • Having a plan: We develop a communication strategy for every campaign.
  • Regular updates: Our candidates receive an update on their application at least every two weeks.
  • Audit trail: We ensure all aspects of the candidate journey are positive, even when unsuccessful.
  • The human voice: We phone candidates rather than email.
  • Proper support: For candidates who require adjustments, we ensure we understand what’s needed.
  • Pre-assessment centre call: We brief candidates prior to assessment centres, reducing drop-outs.
  • ‘Back-up’ assessment day candidates: We’re able to fill spots quickly if there are late drop-outs.
  • High-quality, empathetic feedback: We are experts at providing unsuccessful candidates with constructive feedback and advice.
  • Candidate experience surveys: We survey candidates at key stages of the application and assessment process and take action in real time where necessary.

We offer bespoke early career technology

Our ATS

Our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is candidate focused, reliable, and accessible, allowing both candidates and recruiters to access information on the move via computer, tablet or mobile. It’s a critical tool in managing volume campaigns. Here are just a few of its key features:

  • Diversity monitoring: The extensive reporting suite allows us to report on data such as gender, ethnicity and socio-economic group, and instantly assess whether there is any adverse impact within the recruitment process.
  • Sophisticated candidate communication: We are able to contact candidates at key stages in the recruitment process, building engagement and reducing drop-out rates.
  • Pipeline report: This highlights how quickly candidates are moving through the recruitment process. We deliver a pipeline report every week. We can deliver MI on any element of the recruitment process at the click of a button.
  • Candidate flagging: We can flag candidates who have declared a disability, and therefore may require adjustments, as well as candidates who have mitigating circumstances. We’re also able to flag candidates who have submitted duplicate applications, are referral candidates, do not have a right to work permit, or have criminal convictions.
  • Testing: Our ATS can integrate with your chosen assessment provider.

TARGETfeedback

Our bespoke surveying technology can be used to collect feedback at every stage of the candidate journey. After submission of an application, testing, interview and assessment, we set up trigger feedback requests across our client projects. This feedback is invaluable, allowing for continuous improvement of the recruitment process throughout the campaign cycle. We can also easily design, and administer, bespoke surveys for your key audiences, providing real-time analysis and reporting in a range of formats.

What are our clients saying about us?

To find out how TARGETrecruit can help you with your recruitment process, contact:

Vicky Weber

Vicky Weber
Business Development Director

Phone 0207 654 7218 or email.


Search

TARGETrecruit Search is our recruitment agency, focusing on connecting recent graduates to companies that recruit the best talent for permanent roles. Specialising in specific, hard-to-fill graduate roles, top-up recruitment and ad hoc entry level positions, we take the time to really understand your organisation and actively find people who can thrive and develop long term within your business.

Throughout the process we remain the direct point of contact for all candidates and we focus on delivering quality rather than quantity of candidates for a shortlist.

We can:

  • Compete with high-profile, brand names — we put your company in front of the right people, positioning your opportunity on a one-to-one basis.
  • Attract a higher calibre of applicant than advertising or high street agencies by utilising GTI’s unique early talent networks.
  • Help you throughout the recruitment process, including relocation advice and offer management.
  • Attract graduates from shortage disciplines including (but not limited to) engineering, IT, construction and science.
  • Help ensure long term hires — the future managers of your business.

If you’re looking to recruit one or more graduates and wish to speak to someone for an initial conversation, contact:

Will Hartley
Business Development Manager

Phone 0207 654 7218 or email.


Tier 5 Intern Scheme

TARGETrecruit also manages the Tier 5 Intern scheme, a Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) scheme designed specifically to allow undergraduates and graduates from overseas to gain experience working in UK industry. It provides UK employers with the scope to deploy the brightest and best talent from overseas on key initiatives and to learn crucial skills to take back to their home country.

As a licensed, A-rated overarching sponsor, we work directly with employers (and their immigration advisers) by providing sponsorship for non-EEA nationals that they have identified for their internship programmes in the UK.

Full information can be found on our dedicated Tier 5 page.