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Welcome to GradLink’s central news section, a continuously moving newsreel of the latest happenings in graduate jobs markets around the world, including where the latest areas of opportunity are, and which occupations are experiencing the best salary increases. Our events listing includes the latest careers conferences, fairs, exhibitions etc. of interest to international students and graduates.

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Making the case for market-specific induction programs

Do you have a market-specific induction programme or onboarding process? Pizza Express has – and it has earned them some impressive results.

When the company first set its scope on opening a franchise in Asia, it made a concerted effort to fully train staff nine weeks in advance. Not only did this mean the staff were ready from the get-go and were well versed in the company’s ethos, but they were also equipped with specialised training for working in local markets. Human Resources Online recently spoke to Robert Stubbing, general manager of Pizza Express in Singapore, to find out more about the power of market-specific induction programmes.

 

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By David Gee Published: April 27, 2017

Why EMEA companies could be missing out on graduate talent

We all know recruitment is a tricky business, but when organisations fail to implement the best in tech and recruitment trends, they run the risk of missing out on one-of-a-kind graduates.

This issue was confirmed by a new global study, conducted by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry with the most common pitfall being EMEA companies who fail to strategically link talent acquisition with their business strategy.

 

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By David Gee
Published: April 25, 2017

The importance of employee-manager relationships

Regardless of the level you currently work at, everyone has a story or two about a nightmare boss. Bad bosses have long been an amusing topic explored in film, but in actuality, an ineffectual boss can be more than just an annoyance – it can have a significant impact on productivity, output and the bottom line.

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By David Gee
Published: April 20, 2017

How to attract talent in a less appealing sector

Marketing, finance, IT… All popular sectors, seen by many graduates as the ‘sexier’ or more appealing industries to get into. But what about engineering or insurance? Organisations in those areas need to employ a whole range of tactics to attract and retain top talent. But what kind of tactics are we talking about? This is the conundrum posited by Juliet Hailstone in a blog post for HR and payroll solutions provider MHR. Fortunately, alongside the query comes some useful advice. Employers, take note…

 

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By David Gee
Published: April 18, 2017

How gamification can help with graduate recruitment

At GradLink, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting recruitment trends and tactics geared at attracting the best talent. One of the methods we’ve seen on our employment horizon is gamification, which – while slightly unconventional – is proving a particularly powerful tool, especially among millennials. Two of our corporate partners, namely EY and Unilever, have already implemented their own versions. 

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By David Gee
Published: April 06, 2017

Chinese companies invest in branding to attract top graduate talent

Many brands have been slow to adopt employer branding as a tactic for attracting top graduate talent. But, as new research by global recruiting specialist Michael Page shows, employers in China seem to be at the forefront when it comes to investing in this area.

 

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By David Gee
Published: March 23, 2017