Top 10 student recruitment blogs you may have missed

Mar 6, 2023 | Sector & policy

A round up of the most popular blogs you may have missed from our flagship student recruitment event.

Workforce planning, rethinking generational differences, supporting autistic candidates and improving student mental health were among the hottest sessions at our Student Recruitment Conference.

With registrations open for this year’s event, we look back at some of the highlights captured on the ISE blog.


10.  10 tips for an engaging preboarding process

Melissa Kose, Emerging Talent Manager at BA explains how an engaging preboarding process can help reduce reneges and last minute dropouts.


9. The generation myth

Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute, King’s College London, explores generational differences. Do they really exist in the workplace? And do student employers need to do anything about them?


8. Tips to support autistic graduates in the workplace

Despite many autistic students graduating with top class degrees, they face the worst job prospects of all graduates when they leave university. Ambitious About Autism shares tips on how to support them in the workplace. You can also read about the internship experiences of autistic student Joe Earl


7. 5 ways to support hybrid workers from less privileged backgrounds

Kris Eskesen, Head of University Partnerships at Sanctuary Graduates, offers advice on improving social mobility in early careers. With hybrid work one of the biggest trends to come out of the pandemic, they share tips for supporting workers from less privileged backgrounds.


6. How to guide and reassure Gen Z in the age of uncertainty

The pandemic, war in Ukraine and cost of living crisis are having a detrimental impact on Generation Z entering work. Meet & Engage offers practical advice to guide and reassure those starting out in their careers.


5. Resetting apprenticeship recruitment post pandemic

Alika Ish, an apprentice solicitor and leading voice on apprenticeships and early years’ recruitment, explains why apprentice attraction strategies might not be as effective post-pandemic. They offer tools for a new approach.


4. Changing workforce planning is key to addressing skills shortages

Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, explains how ‘growing your own’ could be the solution to skills shortages.


3. Cultural change is necessary to improve student mental health

Juliet Foster from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, considers the student mental health crisis. She explains how it can be addressed and suggests cultural change as a solution.


2. Is the communication skills gap increasing?

While the tech skills gap has been hotly debated, little has been said about communication. Simon Martin, CEO at GTI has found more employers are finding it challenging to recruit graduates and apprentices with strong communication skills. He offers insight to the problem with advice.


1. How do students feel about their future careers?

Uptree’s Student Survey reveals how young people are feeling about their careers. It offers insight to help employers better understand and support graduates and apprentices. The study also answers, how do students view alternatives to university?

Don’t miss ISE’s next Student Recruitment Conference and Awards, taking place 12-13 June 2023. Add it to your calendar and find out more.


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