Attract young talent
Attracting diverse young talent can sometimes seem like a complex and time-consuming task, especially as there are now more potential recruitment channels than ever before.
Your opportunities need to stand out to young people and reflect the aspects of a job that will appeal to them most. Using your current young employees to explain why your company is a great place for a young person to work is a good way show that your careers are perfect for young people.
Using a mixture of online and offline channels as well as forming strong referral partnerships can also help you to reach wider and more diverse audiences of young people with a broad range of skills and life experiences to offer.
What young people have told us:
Nearly 40% of young people feel that having the opportunity to develop and further their career is one of the most important things they look for in a job, and having a well-organised training programme is very important too.
Another thing that young people find attractive is having a friendly and welcoming working environment where employees are valued. These things can all be highlighted in your job adverts.
Key things to consider:
What is your offer - is it attractive to young people?
Where are you advertising - are young people looking for jobs there?
Who are you targeting - are you reaching a diverse range of people?
When are you recruiting - are you missing out because of the academic year?
How to guide: Attracting young talent
This step-by-step guide helps you to make your roles as attractive and accessible to young people as possible.