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Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)

Founded in 1968, the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is an employer-led membership organisation, whose goal it is to ensure that all our members can recruit and develop the best student talent for their needs and the needs of the UK economy. With a diverse network of...


Attending Careers Fairs

Attending careers fairs is a traditional and major part of graduate and student recruitment. Almost every university holds them, often organised by the careers service. There are also national career fairs organised by private events companies that attract tens of thousands of...


Diversity in the Workplace

Companies need to evolve in order to survive in the 21st Century and diversity in the workplace presents one of the biggest challenges. It requires a huge shift in the way companies run. Companies need to accept difference, respect difference, work with difference and live with...


Effective Interviewing

Your business's survival depends on hiring the right people, yet, finding the best employees can be difficult. If you don't have effective interviewing skills, you risk losing a brilliant candidate, or worse - hiring a person that's not qualified for the job. In a competitive...


Employer Branding

Employer branding is not just a marketing exercise, it is the beginning of an employment relationship. In a climate of low unemployment, skills shortages in many sectors, severe competition for the best potential recruits, how you do best stand out from the crowd? Highly...


Running an Internship

This guide is aimed at employers that are either thinking of running an internship programme for the first time or wish to improve their current offering.


Gaining Value from Student Placements

Student placements have changed, and, if they are well managed could be a valuable resource that you would be unwise to ignore. Students today are now part of a savvier, financially literate generation. They tend to be far more motivated and career-orientated than in previous...


Generation Y

The war for talent is now a reality, however many organisations are failing to formulate strategies to recruit and retain the best performers. This is mainly due to a lack of awareness of key issues and these issues are by definition, very simple: Consider that there are...


The Recruitment Process

This section looks at some of the overarching issues involved in the recruitment process, in order to help an organisation get the right staff to deliver quality services.


The Recruitment Framework

This section deals with the main issues underlying the whole recruitment process. Such as, how recruitment is organised within the organisation, whether or not to outsource some or all of the recruitment function, the impact of partnership working on recruitment, and the role of...