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  • Recruiter News - February 2024

    Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Love where you live and work? | Did you know? | Recruiting Graduates? | Free 'Paid Advertising' online workshop | South West Innovation Expo 2024 | Going Green | Create Your Recruitment Timetable - it's not too late | Recruit Now Love where you live and work? All the evidence from destination data over many years points to students who have a connection with the region - they grew ...

  • Create a Recruitment Timetable

    Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    We are often asked how long it takes to recruit by small companies that haven't hired externally before. And the students and graduates we speak to have no idea how long it takes. As a result we pulled together a rough timeline to give people an idea of the timescales involved. Creating a recruitment timetable will depend on the specific needs and processes of your organisation. This timetable ...

  • Recruiter News - January 2024

    Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: 2024 a year of change? | Create Your Recruitment Timetable | Recruiting Graduates? | How to Develop your Carbon Footprint | NEW Somerset Innovation Workshops | The 2024 Cornwall Festival of Tech | South West Innovation Expo 2024 | Recruit Now 2024 a year of change? How can we already be in week 3 of 2024?! We often talk about change, but many things will remain the same: - skills ...

  • Recruiter News - December 2023

    Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you | Christmas Hours | NORAs 2023 Best Regional Job Board finalist | Recruiting Graduates? | How to develop your carbon footprint | South West Innovation Expo 2024 | Create Your Recruitment Timetable | Recruit Now Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. We would like to thank all our customers for their support this year. Brexit, ...

  • Christmas Hours

    Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    We are open over Christmas for you to browse and apply for jobs. The office is closed from the 22nd December 2023 - 2nd January 2024 so no email or telephone queries will be dealt with. If you post a job as an employer we will aim to release it for you throughout the festive period.

  • Recruiter News - November 2023

    Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: NORAs 2023 Best Regional Job Board finalist | Somerset Innovation Network | How to develop your carbon footprint | Career Mentor Schemes | Recruit Now | November started with the excellent news that we were again finalists at the NORAs (see below). We also completed our round of autumn careers fairs, and we have spoken to literally thousands of students in the last month across the ...

  • NORAs 2023 Best Regional Job Board finalist

    Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    We are proud to have been nominated and shortlisted as a finalist for Best Regional Job Board 🏆 The NORAs said "We have been delighted with both the volume and calibre of public nominations this year... The Winners of the 23rd annual JobAdder National Online Recruitment Awards will be announced on Weds 6th December." Wish us luck!

  • Recruiter News - October 2023

    Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Autumn Careers Fairs | National Living Wage to rise Chancellor confirms | Future Fit Innovation: Sustainability with Amazon Web Services | Future Fit Innovation: Data Security with Amazon Web Services | Future Fit Innovation: AI with Amazon Web Services | SW Cyber Resilience Centre | R ecruit Now | It's rather spooky how each year seems to whip by, and we find ourselves again at ...

  • National Living Wage to rise Chancellor confirms

    Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    The national living wage is the lowest amount workers aged 23 and over can be paid per hour by law, and is currently £10.42/hr. There are lower rates for younger workers. It is set to increase to at least £11/hr from next April, the chancellor has confirmed in a Conservative Party conference speech. The government's target is for it to reach 2/3rds of median hourly pay by October 2024. The rates ...

  • Recruiter News - September 2023

    Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: It's Graduate Scheme and Fairs season | Securing your pipeline of graduate recruits | Attracting and Retaining Top Talent | Tickets now available for the Tech South West Awards! | What's Access to Finance SW? | Recruit Now | It's Graduate Scheme and Fairs season A new academic year is kicking off with students returning to Universities and Colleges. This marks the start of Graduate ...