Do Acadmic Results Matter?

In the aftermath of the #LeavingCertResults and impending #CAO offers, students take heed: academic qualifications are not everything. EY is to remove the academic qualifications filter in its graduate and school-leaver recruitment programmes, thereby improving chances for a more diverse workforce in the future. In the UK, EY has decided to remove academic qualifications from its application filter for graduate and school leaver programmes from 2016. After extensive research, EY found that attaining good academic results at third level does not necessarily mean success at the firm. EY wants to recruit the very best talent, and recognizes that they have a better chance to attain this by broadening access to the profession. They acknowledge that there are lots of different skills and talents Continue reading here [...]

Ireland, Information Work & the Age of Analytics

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I’ve long been interested in studying the content of recruitment advertisements, because I believe that they give the best possible picture of what employers want from new graduates. Such information is not only relevant to people who are preparing to … Continue reading

Interested in sustainability? 62 jobs in sustainability-related positions or companies were advertised last month alone…

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This is a very brief summary report on some of the headline findings of a project which is currently reviewing the recruitment market for sustainability-related jobs in Ireland.  I hope to collect as much data as I can over the coming … Continue reading