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Employers urged to look beyond ‘top talent’ when hiring graduates


Graduate recruiters need to look beyond top talent and access a broader range of candidates, which can help drive long-term business performance, according to research published today from talent analytics company SHL.

The research found by taking a narrow view of top graduate talent, employers are failing to tap into the wealth of other capable candidates with excellent potential.

It states it’s clear there is a talent shortage in the UK, but graduate recruiters are adding to this problem by chasing after the same graduate pool and discounting capable candidates.

Behaviour traits

The study looked at trends among almost 200,000 graduates since 2006, analysing their behaviour and associated performance. It said a new way of measuring graduate employability is needed.