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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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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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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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Recruiting Women: The Importance, The Struggles, and The Solutions

Here at Amberjack, we want to help build a better working world and provide candidates for the workforces of the future – but this doesn’t come without being committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This is why we’re passionate about helping organisations recruit early talent with DE&I in mind, and why for International Women’s Day …

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Identifying Candidates with the Potential to Succeed

The disadvantages of CV filtering and the alternatives for a more effective recruitment process.   So, you’re looking for new talent with the potential to succeed in your organisation? A candidate with the enthusiasm to make changes and drive development? Someone with a willingness to learn and master new skills?  Then why are you still …

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Is There Still a Huge Stigma Over Graduates vs Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeship or University? The debate that continues to exist in educational fields, despite changing times and government provisions.  The statistics are stark. Research by City and Guilds group in 2020, found that even though apprenticeships are considered more advantageous than university degrees, many would still consider attending university above completing an apprenticeship.  The research involved almost …

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The Legal Talent War: Competing Beyond Paychecks

The war for talent is rife. Firms are unleashing major salary increases to secure top talent and get ahead of the game.  A Randstad Risesmart survey of 85 UK-based HR departments showed that 65% of participants believe “organisations will need the best people on board to help them rebuild” following the pandemic. So, it’s not hard to see why law firms are competing for legal talent are coming out guns blazing with such salary hikes for trainee and newly qualified solicitors and lawyers.  …

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Great Resignation or the Great War for Talent – or both?

According to some, the new year has arrived with the recruitment environment in a state of flux; but with pandemic light at the end of the tunnel* what are the predictions and current trends we are seeing for 2022?   (*tunnel length unknown)  Industry Insights Here at Amberjack we have been reviewing information from different sources to be able to best provide insights from across the industry.  To begin …

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Hire Customer Service Agents with Potential: A New Immersive Assessment for Call Centres

Recruitment statistics for contact centres don’t paint a pretty picture.  Call Centre Helper’s 2021 Research Paper highlights that 43.5% of contact centre professionals are experiencing damaging staff shortages, and Contact Babel, proprietor of the UK’s largest annual contact centre study, have shared in their 2021 report that 1 in 6 operations experience annual attrition over 30%.  With tragic turnover rates, poor retention, and lack of candidate experience, it’s clear that the contact centre industry as a whole has been in need of radical changes for a while.  …

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