We live in rapidly changing times, and it is increasingly difficult for employers to anticipate how the roles in their business will develop. An ageing workforce is a further complicated factor. The growing consensus is that a skills-based approach to early careers recruiting could give employers the flexibility they need to plan for an uncertain future.
But how does skills-based hiring work in early careers, and how should employers develop their strategies in this area?
My guest this week is Matt Kirk, Solution Owner - Talent Acquisition at SHL. Matt has a big focus on early careers and has some incredibly valuable insights to share based on SHL's pioneering work on skills, competencies, and behaviors.
In the interview, we discuss:
- The current state of college recruiting globally
- The impact of the cost of living crisis
- Are graduates the answer to the problem of ageing workforces?
- The growing interest in soft skills
- Using a single talent language
- 11 skills that predict success in graduate hiring
- Building data to facilitate internal mobility and skills development
- How skills differ between countries and industries
- Offering an appropriate candidate experience
- Communication and feedback
- What does the future of early careers look like?
Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.