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The State of UK Graduate Recruiting

We surveyed 100+ early talent leaders in UK organizations to understand how their processes, technology, and situations have changed as a result of the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the economy.

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Uncover what the future may hold for graduate recruiting teams

If we were going to make a bid for understatement of the millennium, we might say something like “2020 was not without its challenges”.

Over the past 12 months, early talent recruiting teams - those hiring graduates, interns, and other entry-level roles - have been forced to change the way they work and interact with candidates and how they hire staff.

We spoke to 100 recruitment leaders from across the UK enterprise space, a group that spanned many industries and verticals, to find out how they got on in 2020 and how they see things developing throughout 2021.

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🗯 "Nearly half of our respondents said they had put a greater focus on, and more investment towards, meeting better diversity outcomes."

Report overview:

How many teams saw applications soar, but available roles shrink

If graduate teams have made changes as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement

Where graduate recruiting teams think their processes, technology, and strategy fails them

What teams are looking to change as they move into 2021

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