Essential Guide to Graduate Recruitment
8 March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm£399.00
Graduate recruitment has always been a hot topic in the world of talent acquisition and management, but as we emerge from the global economic crisis, the war for the best graduate talent has never been more heated. Employers are battling to source graduates with the right skills and knowledge to service UK Plc’s future growth, whilst young people have an increasing amount of choice in their early careers, from apprenticeships to sponsored degree programmes and – of course – university.
This training course will equip you with the knowledge that you need to be able to establish a new graduate programme, scale up an existing programme or re-focus your programme for excellence.
Seven key things you will learn on this course:
Coffee and registration
|10:00||Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the day|
Why are you recruiting graduates?
Planning your Campaign
Determining your Assessment & Selection Strategy
Business case / budget
Offer management and onboarding
|15:45||Review and Objectives|
Ben has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 15 years. He began at Hays as a Recruitment Consultant in 2000, before running Hays’ in-house recruitment team, responsible for sourcing around 700 graduate hires every year. He then joined a European field marketing group as Head of Recruitment, before Joining Motorola as Head of Recruitment for Northern Europe.
More recently, Ben became a Client Director at global RPO business Alexander Mann Solutions, managing recruitment operations and client delivery at Prudential, Cable&Wireless and Ericsson. In this role he had sole responsibility for P&Ls totalling around £25m per annum.
In 2008, Ben joined GradWeb, the UK’s leading graduate/future talent recruitment outsourcing and technology business. As a board director, he steered the company through the recession, achieving c.80% revenue growth and a significant increase in profitability. Within this role, Ben consulted with many of the UK’s largest graduate and apprentice employers, including almost half of the Times Top 100 employers. In 2014, Ben set up as a consultant, helping recruitment teams – both in-house and outsourced – to become better at talent acquisition and management.
Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin and Ancient History, and is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner. He speaks regularly on the subject of millennials/ Generation Z at events run by the likes of the CIPD, the Association of Graduate Recruiters, the Forum for in-house Recruitment Managers (the FIRM) and Symposium Events. He has published numerous articles in HR Grapevine, OnRec and Graduate Recruiter magazines.
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