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Technology: AI & recruitment selection

Artificial Intelligence is a technique that is becoming more and more widespread across many industries. The principles of AI date back many years, but it is only recently that that the power of computers have allowed them to be deployed more widely.

Technology (Part 1): advancing talent attraction?

Technology continues to have an impact on the way in which every organisation works. New techniques are being adopted that deliver increased productivity and improved service each and every day. The world of recruitment – particularly around Emerging Talent – has often been slow to adopt these practices, but times are changing. And fast.

Unwrap the TalentPeople’s top 5 recruitment tips!

This Christmas find out how you can improve your fill rates by 500%!

Trends in Emerging Talent

Recruitment in Emerging Talent is an ever-changing field. For many years, it has been dominated by apprenticeships and the graduate market – both with their own idiosyncrasies. In recent years, a number of factors have provided the backdrop for significant change, and it is clear that technology is going to play a bigger and bigger role in the future.

The Revolution of Reaching Out: A strategy to engage the Gen Z workforce!

 Text recruiting is a prime example of a next-generation candidate communication tool that has tremendous potential to change the way recruiters work, for the better.

It's time for Eight National Youth Organisation to Tackle Diversity, Together

GetMyFirstJob, National Citizen Service, The Sutton Trust, The MOBO Trust, The Living Wage Foundation, UK Youth, The Big Youth Group and Movement to Work – representing a community of over three million young people from diverse backgrounds – are teaming up this summer. The campaign,, will connect young people from diverse backgrounds to inclusive employers, apprenticeship, traineeship and work experience opportunities.

The Tonic To Your Talent...

This month we speak to Josh Lund our senior talent manager at GetMyFirstJob. He gives us some insight into how he smashes his targets and increases his vacancy fill rate every month.

Apprenticeship FAQ 2017

A couple of weeks ago I asked my LinkedIn connections to fill in a short survey about apprenticeships – just a snapshot survey to commemorate my one year anniversary in the sector, and to help me take a step back and see the wood for the trees again. There has been so much change in Apprenticeships in the last year, particularly the potential impact of Brexit on future talent, the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, not to mention the election and (another!) change of government minister overseeing its roll out. 

Apprenticeship Facts

It’s great that you are interested in employing an apprenticeship - and GetMyFirstJob is the easy way to match candidates to your brand new local vacancies. But, how much do you know about Apprenticeships? We want to give you the basics: