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.
The facts are clear, job-seekers and graduates value a company’s culture as a priority, and companies who strive to create a progressive, positive, and attractive culture only stand to benefit in terms of their recruitment drive and overall performance. But what questions should you ask yourself to improve your company’s cultural appeal to applicants?
In an era of the internet’s increasing influence, students and members of ‘Generation Z’ are receiving more emails than ever before. But how do you make sure your emails stand out from the crowd? Group GTI’s Head of Email Marketing, Simon Bannister, gives us his top tips to achieve this.
Never underestimate the transformative powers of a good Application Tracking System (ATS) when it comes to promoting a positive candidate experience.
For careers services, bridging the gap between employers and students is an important factor when supporting the employability of students and graduates. We explore how the resources available on the TARGETjobs can help careers services enrich their students’ career journeys.
As the graduate job scrabble is a challenge for both employers and graduates to grapple with, we’ve used the results from a recent Trendence UK survey to identify the employee benefits that graduates really care about to keep you ahead of the game.
When you're up against a crowded inbox, be the flamingo in a flock of pigeons. We've rounded up our top 6 pointers for upping the click rate of your next student and graduate email campaign...
We interviewed Will Hartley, business development manager at TARGETrecruit, to get insider knowledge on how to keep candidates engaged in the recruitment process.
TARGETrecruit’s Lauren Davies talks about how she increased female applicants by 25% for her client and helped secure gender parity with their hires.
Candidate engagement needs to be happening all year around. TARGETrecruit’s Tania Noble takes you through our five top tips for engagement using social media.
As we say goodbye to Holly after 5 fantastic years at TARGETrecruit, she leaves you with her five top tips for completing video interviews.
We know using data effectively can significantly enhance our recruitment efforts. Jennifer shares some key areas to look at to enhance ROI.
The second interview in our series and our last for 2017 is with TARGETrecruit Account Director Holly Weaver. Here she talks about the importance of candidate engagement, why she enjoys her job and what she has asked Santa for this Christmas.
We chat with Hannah Harrison, Business Director at TARGETrecruit on graduate recruitment technology, Christmas wish lists, and what 2018 has in store.
Has technology improved engagement? Simon Katchay, Recruitment and Business Development Manager at TARGETrecruit offers his thoughts on the game-changing innovations in recruitment, and shares research into what candidates actually think about these latest developments.
An increasing number of final year students are turning to postgraduate study – but with so many institutions offering excellent courses, how do you make your university stand out from the crowd?
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?
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.
Follow our six top tips to optimise your job description in order to prevent it getting skim-read and then forgotten.
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.
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.
Social media has emerged at the forefront of a companies' marketing to graduates and students - Here's why you need it...