Why should internal communications get a seat at top table?
07 April 2021
After the global crisis of 2020, internal communications (IC) has a more visible role than ever with organisations and leaders. We are being asked to deliver more with less – money, time and people. But does IC operate as the “internal post office”, or could be we being more strategic? Are we focusing on outputs […]
NO GOING BACK? -The second half
24 March 2021
Student Marketing Bootcamp, February 25th 2021 Inclusive Employer Branding In the second half, we started off by asking a range of employers to talk to us about some specific approaches taken to support their Inclusive Employer Brands. Phil Wilson (Head of Diversity and Assessment at the Civil Service) talked about the wide range of interventions that they undertake to support the three pillars of their D&I strategy (attraction, […]
NO GOING BACK? -The first half
24 March 2021
Student Marketing Bootcamp, February 25th 2021 What a year for early careers recruitment! James Darley, Director of Transform Society, shared that graduate vacancies would be unlikely to return to pre-COVID levels until 2023 at the earliest. The pandemic has changed the appeal of key sectors amongst graduates with Technology, R&D and the Public Sector benefitting as a result. The pandemic has also changed the priorities for a […]
Rethinking early careers practice
12 November 2020
An esteemed list of early careers experts called for a rethink on graduate recruitment at our Autumn Not On Campus COVID Catch-Up in October. Sasha Morgan, Director of the Social Mobility Commission, Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool joined a panel of UK graduate employers including Dan Doherty (Capgemini), Sam Meredith (Enterprise […]
Virtual internships: go virtual or go quiet?
23 April 2020
Virtual Work Experience: top tips for employers thinking about their Work Experience Programmes. Following on from two webinars that ran on Thursday 16th April, by Rate My Placement (hosted by Ollie Sidwell) and the ISE (hosted by Jayne Cullen, 106 Communications), Jayne caught up with Ollie to discuss the outputs, and she has created the […]
How are finalists feeling about their prospects?
19 March 2020
Tuesday morning, day 3 in the isolation house! (Showing my age having watched too much Big Brother in the 90s!) I needed some human interaction outside of my immediate family (both hubbie and daughter now working from home and we are fighting over desk space, lack of avocados for lunch and rationed loo roll); so, […]
Early Careers Bootcamp: Graduates – Why bother?
05 March 2020
On 27th February 2020, 106 Communications hosted another Early Careers Bootcamp. Over 40 early careers employers came along, together with a few friends and partners. Despite the wind, rain and sleet, we had a seriously good debate about some of the key issues facing early careers teams in 2020 and beyond. Here’s a quick round-up. […]
The great Gatsby Benchmark debate and meaningful schools engagement
17 February 2020
Having done one stint as an Enterprise Adviser at an all-boys secondary school in Croydon, I am about to embark on my second tour, this time with Carshalton FE College. I am excited to see the progress that has been made with the network over the past two years as well as the support that […]
The Art of Persuasion in Early Careers
23 January 2020
Last week I attended the ISE Global Recruiters Conference. As a consultant in the Early Careers Marketing space not all of the sessions were aimed at me. But my interest was certainly piqued by a session entitled “Big little hacks to make people say yes”. The ISE has rightly identified that many of their members […]
A conversation in Pret and being switched-on to students
01 December 2019
Having just returned from my daily trip to Pret on Blackfriars Road I felt compelled to write this article. Why? What was it about the Corn Chowder (no Salade Nicoise and popcorn? I hear my old TMP team cry?) that compelled me so? Nothing more than being sat beside 2 x LSE undergraduate students and […]