Real Business: Hiring graduates: Four ways to win over the class of 2015

Seb O’Connell, Cielo’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Europe and APAC, recently wrote a piece for the UK publication Real Business titled, “Hiring graduates: Four ways to win over the class of 2015.” In the article, Seb offers four tips to help organizations in every sector hire the best new graduate talent.

Excerpts from the article:

“As the first generation of £9,000-a-year tuition fee graduates enter the workforce, businesses in every sector need to ensure that they are equipped to appeal to this new talent pool.”

“Today, people increasingly seek work and projects that are flexible and change in line with their growing skill sets. Not all businesses are set-up to provide such adaptable careers with many relying on standardised recruitment processes and career paths. For example, while graduate schemes have been popular for years, offering a foot in the door into organisations of all sizes, many people no longer aim for ‘careers for life’ in their first post-education role.”

“By delivering a consistent set of values that are embodied at every level of the organisation, candidates will be able to easily get a feel for the culture and target those firms that are aligned to their personal values and work style. This way, prospective employees can make a choice on whether the organisation is a fit for them and companies can reap the benefits of a culturally aligned and motivated workforce.”

“The key for organisations is to attract the top talent and keep them. But this requires them to embrace technology, flex to the training requirements of Millennials, and demonstrate an aligned employer brand.”

Seb provides valuable and actionable information that organizations all across the globe can use to recruit newly-graduated talent and build a loyal workforce for the future. Read the full article on the Real Business Website.