Bad recruitment practice can put graduates off

As your article on recruiting Generation Y rightly points out (Personnel Today, 21 November), new graduates can, indeed, be tough customers, as they want instant career gratification and can be difficult to retain.

It is worrying, therefore, that more than one-third of graduate jobseekers have switched brands following a negative experience while job hunting.

Some employers are putting off potential employees before they have even set foot in the door with bad recruitment processes, such as poor communication and slow responses.

Members of Generation Y are avid communicators, hence the success of chat rooms, messaging, MySpace, etc. They have to be involved to remain interested.

If a potential employer fails to provide good communication and feedback, it is highly likely that they will lose the candidate.

Patrice Barbedette
Founder, Jobpartners

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