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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.

Friday, May 17, 2019
Round up of the TARGETconnect Steering Group meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2019.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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.

 

Friday, March 29, 2019
Are your students engaging with your careers service? We’ve used responses from the 2019 Trendence UK Graduate Survey to show what students really think of their careers services and how they are engaging with the resources provided to them.
Friday, March 15, 2019
This first Breakfast News event of 2019 focused on Brexit, the agenda being the impact of this important international moment on graduates and employers...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Google partnered with TARGETcareers FUTUREWISE to showcase the exciting apprenticeship opportunities that are available to school leavers and to raise awareness of careers in STEM.
Monday, March 4, 2019
We report on some of the key findings from the 2018 School Study conducted by trendence UK and suggest how to best get your apprenticeship scheme(s) noticed and applied to by school leavers.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
At each university freshers' fair, the stage is set for charged engagement. Powered by its own buzz, such events attract a high volume of first years – and this is your opportunity to catch their attention.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Here's why your organisation should promote its upskilling opportunities to attract graduate and school leaver candidates.
Monday, February 4, 2019
To go or not to go? At the career crossroads, one of the most important decisions school leavers face is whether to hop aboard the university train or detour straight into the world of work.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We interviewed Will Hartley, business development manager at TARGETrecruit, to get insider knowledge on how to keep candidates engaged in the recruitment process.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

TARGETrecruit’s Lauren Davies talks about how she increased female applicants by 25% for her client and helped secure gender parity with their hires.

Monday, June 25, 2018

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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

As we say goodbye to Holly after 5 fantastic years at TARGETrecruit, she leaves you with her five top tips for completing video interviews.

Friday, May 4, 2018

We know using data effectively can significantly enhance our recruitment efforts. Jennifer shares some key areas to look at to enhance ROI.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We chat with Hannah Harrison, Business Director at TARGETrecruit on graduate recruitment technology, Christmas wish lists, and what 2018 has in store.

Monday, December 4, 2017

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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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?

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?

Monday, October 30, 2017

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

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.