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Social mobility: are employers doing enough?

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26th September 2017, 8 in the morning, the sun is shining, and we’re in the City of London hosting another 106 Breakfast Series event, this time on Social Mobility and Early Talent.  We were lucky enough to be joined by a couple of great speakers – Rachael Millar from the Social Mobility Commission, who talked […]Read more

Employers feeling rejected by graduates…

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The latest annual survey from the Institute of Student Employers (ISE – and formerly the AGR) revealed a continuation of recent trends… Apprenticeships continue to rise – the number of vacancies growing by 19%. Salaries continue to rise – to a median of £28,000. Video interviewing continues to rise – now 53% of employers use it, compared […]Read more

Parental Advice: should we just make our kids tougher?

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19th September.  The Deck at the National Theatre.  A clear night sky.  And the launch of EY’s strategy to improve careers advice.  We had a panel of Sarah Beeny (property presenter), Steve Bartlett (head of Social Chain), Lee Janaway (Harrow College), LJ (from Youth Employment UK) and Florentyne Barrett (Apprentice at EY).  All hosted by Jack Parsons […]Read more

The 49th AGR Conference: the highlights

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The 49th AGR Student and Recruitment conference.  6-8th June 2017.  A windy Brighton.  A maze of a hotel (Metropole) for the conference.  While the Grand (venue for Gala Dinner) didn’t look so grand from the outside, as it gets a bit of a face-lift! All in all, it promised a fun-packed agenda covering everything from […]Read more

TLCon for Retail and Hospitality: 10 treats

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I was luck enough to speak at the Talent Leaders Connect event for recruiters in Retail and Hospitality on 11th May.  A great turn-out.  Excellent speakers.  A cracking venue (Foyle’s again).  You can see my slides here and I’d be happy to talk you through them. Meanwhile, here are my top ten treats from the […]Read more

TLCon for Emerging Talent: Top Ten Takeaways

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  Talent Leaders Connect.  27th April 2017.  Foyles bookstore.  The topic – Emerging Talent.  A host of great speakers from Centrica, L’Oreal, Cognizant, LaunchPad, TMP, Bright Network and Chemistry Group.  Plus bacon sarnies.  What else do you need?! Here are our top ten takeaways. Female graduates expected basic salary is £10,000 less than male counterparts […]Read more