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The Lack of Diversity in the Legal Sector: A Discussion

Law Firms have not escaped the current recruitment challenges facing organisations across sectors, but with the added difficulties of salary increases and fierce competition, Legal sector recruitment is reaching a crisis point.  With input from Amberjack’s 2022 Early Talent Insights Reports, actionable advice from GROW Mentoring’s Lucy Cole, and more, this discussion addresses the current …

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Recruiters Need to Add Social Mobility to D&I Strategies 

I’m Jasmine, I’m halfway through my 20s, I’m a Marketing Executive for Amberjack, and I come from a socially disadvantaged background.   For some reason, this is a little hard to admit. It feels like patting myself on the back for getting to where I am now. Sometimes, I feel like I shouldn’t mention it, like …

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Ending the Debate: Students Drive Their Own Futures 

At the end of June, Amberjack and SFS Media hosted a panel at the 2022 ISE Conference. The session, ‘Which is best for me – Apprenticeship or Higher Education?’, focused on what drives student decision making and current trends among young people.  Why Focus on Apprenticeships?  Noticing the heavy focus on Graduate Recruitment in the …

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Amberjack’s Immense Data Sets: Analysing and Utilising Data Correctly

In the best film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 version – this is not open for discussion!), when Willy Wonka is showing his guests into the first room in the chocolate factory he sings hypnotically:  “If you want to view paradise, take a look around and view it”.  Growing …

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The Diversity of Diversity: Improving Your Recruitment

So, you finally hit that 50% male and female hire ratio. You did it, well done! Diversity? Completed it. Or maybe not… You increased your BAME candidates? Nice. Pipeline looking good? Even better. Diversity? Completed it again. Or not so much… The Changing Face of Diversity Diversity has changed. It’s now, believe it or not, …

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The Real Experience of an Early Careers Job Search

The experience of entering the professional world as someone in the first stages of their career can be daunting. As an organisation looking to attract new talent and continually develop, insight into the experiences of these young professionals can be invaluable.  Each year at Amberjack, we recruit placement students and graduates into our business. Here’s …

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Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your Early Talent Recruitment

Early Careers recruitment is an important process. Welcoming the next generation of talent into the workforce and assessing who has the potential to thrive in different sectors is no small task. Especially when your organisation is looking to grow and evolve with every new hire.  This is why outsourcing your recruitment process can have huge …

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Reflecting on My First Year in the Early Talent Marketplace

Having worked in recruitment, assessment, and more recently the field of psychometrics for many years, joining Amberjack, with a laser focus in Early Careers, was a new challenge! It has proved a fascinating and innovative space, that many experienced hire recruiters could learn a great deal from, and many are starting that learning journey, including …

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Benefits of the Pandemic – Is Your Contact Centre Using Potential-based Hiring?

The downfalls of the Coronavirus pandemic have been undeniable. Yet, for some, advantages and opportunities have presented themselves, like little lights at the end of a depressing and dark tunnel.  For Contact Centres, the sudden and lasting upheaval caused by Covid certainly shook things up, but the result is not entirely negative. While uprooting an …

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Early Talent Recruitment Trends 2022 – Is Uncertainty Here To Stay?

Amberjack works with organisations globally to hire Early Talent using our unique model for potential. Our position allows us to regularly reflect on the market and offer our clients valuable insights on recruitment trends. This is exactly what we did on February 10th, 2022.   By gathering and anonymising data from 25 organisations and over 200,000 …

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