Organisations must build graduate programmes with long-term business needs at their heart. That is according to the latest research from talent acquisition and management consultancy, Alexander Mann Solutions: The Next Chapter: Your New Global Graduate Programme.
The white paper, which is based on quantitative research and in-depth interviews with global brands including Rolls-Royce, GE, HSBC and Citi, amongst others, highlights how organisations are increasingly harnessing sophisticated talent analytics and implementing workforce planning strategies to build the workforces of tomorrow.
The research also reveals the importance of authentic messaging when engaging with the graduate talent needed to build these future-fit workforces, and the danger of ‘broad brush generalisations’ when targeting millennial and gen-z professionals.
Commenting on the research, Sandrine Miller, Global Head of Emerging Talent Consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions, said:
“Rather than simply accepting a requisition for ‘x’ number of graduates in a particular department in the following year, organisations are asking what these hires will be doing and looking closely at the longer term picture to establish what sort of roles these graduates will move into once their initial programme is completed.”