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The & lsquo;Future of Graduate Recruitment’ will be the topic of discussion at WCN’s free to attend breakfast seminar on 6th February, 2015. The free-to-attend event in London is aimed at heads of graduate recruitment teams and will feature presentations from Blackrock, Potentialpark and WCN, the leading UK and global e-Recruitment software provider.

Data from High Fliers Research suggests Britain’s leading graduate employers receive an average of 39 applications for every position. Many graduate employers have refined their recruitment processes and embraced recruitment technology to deal with such challenges. However, companies still struggle to attract, identify, and communicate effectively with, top talent. WCN’s upcoming seminar will provide a forum to share best practice and discuss how to meet the ongoing challenges facing graduate recruiters.

“The candidate-driven job market is undoubtedly back. Candidates expect a great online experience when dealing with potential employers.  The everyday use of slick apps, news and retail websites dictates that candidates expect a polished, intuitive and interactive online experience.  ” says Charles Hipps, CEO and Founder of WCN. “Employers need to re-evaluate the way they attract, engage and identify talent.”

Felicity Brindle,Vice President, EMEA Head of Campus Recruiting at BlackRock will open the seminar with a presentation revealing how BlackRock Campus Recruiting is adapting its processes and tools in response to the shift towards a more candidate-driven market.

Bjorn Wigeman, Head of Business Development at Potentialpark, will be at the even to share ’hot off-the press& lsquo; insights from their 2015 research, based on data from 10,000's of students,  and analysis of over 800 employers’ digital communication strategies.

Charles Hipps, alongside Jeanette Maister, Managing Director of WCN - US, will close the seminar. Jeanette will draw on her considerable experience as Credit Suisse’s former Global COO of Campus Recruitment and share the latest developments in on-campus tools, techniques and thinking. The presentation will highlight how innovations in big data, computing intelligence and communications are transforming campus recruitment. 

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