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The challenges of recruiting a Marketing Graduate

The challenges of recruiting a Marketing Graduate

The Challenges of Recruiting a Marketing Graduate

Graduates can be incredible assets to the workplace. Fresh from university they will be armed with the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge in marketing. They will also bring a vibrancy and energy to the workplace that may currently be lacking. However, while there is may pros to recruiting graduates, there are also some challenges. Here is a short list of what those challenges are, and how to overcome them

  • Short retention rate:  Graduates often leave, or start looking to leave, their role within a year. This is typically because they will apply for a plethora of roles when leaving university, hoping to get any job they can. Once they are settled they may realise the role is not for them. The best way to combat this is to be as clear as possible in your job description and interview process, so the applicant knows exactly what the job entails.
  • Lack of people skills:  Graduates are fresh from university, and are making the transfer from a learning based environment to a service based environment. For some this may be the first role they have ever had. The workplace environment is the best tool you have to culture and help develop these soft skills, which has been estimated to take 2 years to properly cultivate.
  • Cost: Graduates typically expect a starting salary of around £20,000. This can be viewed as a large amount to pay for an in-experienced member of staff. However, what they lack in experience they will make up for with enthusiasm and the most up-to-date knowledge available. Also, they will have not picked up habits and expectations from previous employers. This means they will be yours to mould.

Juice Personnel are specialist recruiters to the marketing sector. We have placed dozens of candidates in marketing roles and are fully aware of the pitfalls and challenges of placing graduates. We interview each and every one of our candidates and clients, so we can get to know them on a personal level. We also offer a service in which we help employers draw up job specifications. Combine these two unique aspects of Juice and we will be able to find you the perfect graduate for you position.

To speak to us about the services we offer just call us on 01924 377500

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