After attending a recent graduate recruitment event that ended with graduate recruiters giving tips to job seekers Ben Marks Managing Director Opinionpanel Research questioned the process. Isn’t recruitment supposed to be more of a conversation than a monologue?
Ben wrote an article on findings from research that was then carried out by OpinionPanel among 500 graduates. The following question was asked; ‘What message, if any, would you give to graduate employers right now?’
Ben then explained the findings in an article in Graduate Recruiter magazine. The article starts:
"Our respondents were very open and shared their candid views. As the question was open-ended, the responses we analysed were both rich in detail and clearly voiced. Recent graduates (both with and without graduate jobs) told us they had four key priorities: for companies to keep recruiting, to widen their search, to offer more internships and to treat graduates fairly.
Of course, one might expect these answers – it would certainly be odd if graduates wanted companies to completely stop recruiting. Turkeys rarely vote for Xmas. But it was the detail – the specifi c comments – that we found particularly illuminating."