Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

HR study reveals real cost of hiring graduates

HR teams are spending as much as £15,000 on every graduate they hire, a new report into Early Careers recruitment has found

The statistic was uncovered during a recent research project into the state of Early Careers, delivered by GradTouch – an employer advertising platform that works with brands across the UK.

In contrast, the study also revealed that others spend as little as £70 per graduate head every year, revealing the distinct inconsistencies that exist within the market. 

Talent leaders from over 60 organisations, spanning everything from Digital Marketing to Logistics, took part in the survey, sharing how they manage their annual graduate attraction strategies.

Zac Williams, director and founder of GradTouch, said: “We approached this project with one mission in mind: discover what tools individual leaders within Early Careers utilise to overcome some of the greatest issues in the market, then share this with others to show how they could follow suit. What became clear, however, is that there currently exists a huge number of dichotomies between businesses.”

The results have been compiled into a free eBook, entitled “The State of Early Careers: Technology vs Candidate Experience” which is available to download here:

GradTouch is an employer advertising platform which allows companies to improve their entire recruitment process – from branding through to application management. Having visited over 200 organisations across the UK and Europe, they have captured over 1,257 employee stories on video to help brands showcase their workplace culture.