Grand gestures v everyday engagement

11 July 2022
The competition for talent (it’s not a war, people) and the drive to get people out of their pjs and into the office, has led a number of companies to make grand gestures. Parties, merchandise, nights out; one professional services firm even has a pub with free drinks now in its building .  There are […]
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Key Takeaways from the ISE EDI conference

27 November 2023
If you missed the brilliant one day ISE EDI conference on the 7th November then fear not as our Early Careers Strategist Jayne Cullen took some notes and is happy to share more insights over a coffee anytime… she loves a cappuccino and a chat..!!!   Access isn’t the same as inclusion – if people […]

Influencer Marketing: What reaching an online audience really means

20 November 2023
When it comes to campaign strategy, all roads eventually lead to one question: Do I need to pay a TikToker to promote my brand like everyone keeps saying? With mounting pressure to find space on tight budgets for influencer marketing, it can be increasingly difficult to gauge what you gain from this endeavour. More than […]

106 at the Illuminate Conference

03 October 2023
Last week our Early Careers Strategist – Jayne Cullen – joined a room full of Early Careers specialists at the Bright Network Illuminate Conference who shone a light on best practice in the early talent space. Here are Jayne’s top takeaways for those of you couldn’t make it… Setting Young People up for success Dr […]

Peers in Careers: The changing faces in student employability

19 September 2023
In Conversation with Emma Moore, Head of University Partnerships, Gradconsult and ex-Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Liverpool and some fantastic Peer Career Coaches from the University of Liverpool. Jayne Cullen, 106 Communications Early Careers Consultant, recently attended the ISE webinar on Peers in Careers where Emma was joined by Jane Campbell, […]

The importance of people versus process: In conversation with Rob Fryer

24 August 2023
Rob Fryer is the current Director of Recruitment for Now Teach, a charity that finds and supports career changers into secondary teaching. Rob has seen the full 360 of the Early Careers market, having headed up student recruitment for Deloitte for over 6 years before moving into the world of Higher Education, starting off as […]

Apprenticeships: Shattering stereotypes to shape success

24 August 2023
The apprenticeship system dates back to the 16th Century as a means to provide technical training to young people starting out. In the modern employer market, apprenticeships look very different and can be a career starter in everything from HR, to consulting to a legal career. The times have changed – now our mindsets need […]

The future workforce: the need for transparency, support and upskilling

29 June 2023
This month, Henry and Jayne attended the ISE Student Recruitment Conference in Manchester where Early Careers and University teams had the opportunity to come together, find solutions to current recruitment challenges and be inspired with ideas on how to attract some of the best talent. With 46% of Gen Z employees finding that the pandemic […]

ChatGPT – a recalibration for recruitment?

27 June 2023
Recently we held a breakfast of leading early careers recruiters and university careers services, to understand the impact of ChatGPT on employers and students.  Here is our overview of that fascinating session.  Thank you to everyone who came along. Within just two months of launch, ChatGPT had 100m active users – the fastest growth of […]

Changes in the market & student support: In conversation with Claire Ashton

22 June 2023
Jayne Cullen, Early Careers Consultant at 106 Comms, had the pleasure of catching up with Claire Ashton who has recently joined Nokia in their Global Early Careers Team having spent 3 years as Recruitment Director at Frontline and prior to that as Head of Recruitment Operations at TeachFirst. Claire joins Nokia at an exciting time […]
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