How to Avoid Costly Graduate Hiring Mistakes
Stop playing games with graduate hiring and create an engaging experience that promotes your brand and attracts top talent.
Graduate Recruitment Requires Flexibility
We help lots of clients across the world with their graduate recruitment. And for many graduate and college recruitment teams, this past year has been – if nothing else – memorable. In today’s environment, whether your graduate hiring is virtual or live, remaining adaptable and flexible enough to adjust to any circumstance is critical.
And yet, there is a pain point that plagues HR teams every year – how to avoid the costly hiring mistake?
Indeed found that “on average, new graduates apply to 23 jobs before they get hired.” This can lead to recruiters sifting through lots of unsuitable applicants. To compound the issue, only 1 in 3 graduates believe they made the right decision when accepting a job offer.
Many recent graduates feel they made the wrong decision about their first place of employment. That kind of disengagement can be extremely costly — resulting in low productivity, high turnover, and potentially damage to your employment brand.
Many recent graduates feel they made the wrong decision about their first place of employment. That kind of disengagement can be extremely costly.
How to Attract and Hire the Best Graduate Candidates
Do not play games with your graduate candidates’ time by focusing on assessment methods that are not proven to work. Today’s grads do not have the time or patience for things that are not relevant. They want their job candidacy to be taken seriously—they too know that they are competing against many other students for any job.
Instead, your focus should be on enabling students to explore what an opportunity with your organization would be like by using real-life business challenges and scenarios.
Likewise, there truly is no ROI on unproven activities that might just be fun or look good on the surface, but lack precision and rigor. The result is that your graduates will not learn much about you, and vice versa.
Create compelling experiences that fully engage graduates and act as an efficient and effective quality filter. This can help you reduce unnecessary applicant volumes.
Watch our webinar replay on how to attract and hire the best graduate candidates.