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Recruiting and selecting graduates: 2012 XpertHR survey

Author: Rachel Suff

Our annual XpertHR survey finds that graduate recruitment activity is picking up, with notifying vacancies to university careers services and using the employer’s corporate website forming the two most popular candidate-attraction methods. Our results also indicate that more than one employer in three has encountered problems when recruiting graduates over the past two years. 

A more stable picture for graduate recruitment

There are encouraging signs that the graduate recruitment market is stabilising following the drop in employer demand prompted by the UK recession.

This XpertHR 2012 graduate recruitment survey finds that seven employers in 10 (70.5%) are currently trying to recruit graduates and more than eight in 10 (86.4%) predict they will do so in the future.