Bdaily.co.uk has issued guidance about how new businesses can attract, recruit and retain graduates.
Noting that more graduates appear to be shrugging off London as their first career base, in favour of more regionalised businesses, the site says it’s critical to keep them on-board. This is because graduates can bring some much-needed positive attitude and new experience to fledgling start-ups all around the country.
As part of a four-step guide to graduate recruitment success, Bdaily says that it’s important to firstly ‘make it possible’. By this, the team means that the duties of the position have to be clear: “Articulate what they will learn, gain and experience from their career in your organisation and show how their role objectives align to those of the company so applicants can see a career opportunity, not a job.”
While those operating a recruitment franchise might already know the best way to actually advertise a job, Bdaily says make sure it is visible on the top job listing sites and take a chance on the passionate graduates over the most qualified.
‘Make it happen’ is the team’s second tip. It implores new businesses to “really explore” what a fresh graduate is really capable of; from getting them involved in meetings to challenging them about improving processes.
Contributing towards a graduate’s continuous development is the third tip. Speaking on ‘making it last’, Bdaily says: “Remember the ‘Generation Y’, or the ‘Global Generation’ are in a constant feedback loop characterised by the need for instant gratification and feedback.
“Therefore, a huge part of helping a graduate to progress in a sustainable way is effective performance management.”
Finally, the team reiterated this need for constant feedback, suggesting that in order to ‘make it worth it’ an employer must set them targets to aspire to and explain how they can get there.
Bdaily’s advice comes following a new report from the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU) which published the top performing areas to pursue careers outside of London. Scotland incidentally was rated as one of the best for both employment opportunities and salaries, reports journal-online.co.uk.