This category recognises employer achievement in attracting and retaining graduates. The judge looked for examples of best practice and innovation in recruiting and managing degree-level qualified individuals in line with organisational goals. Efforts around employer branding, online recruitment, diversity, assessment, focus-group work and career management were all relevant.
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The team - KPMG Graduate Recruitment
Number in team: 24 Number in HR function: 180 Number of employees HR is responsible for: 10,000
About the organisation
Formed in 1987, KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory services, and has 22 offices across the UK.
KPMG had 10,000 applications and an intake of 850 this year. It wanted to attract the best graduates through the innovative use of technology, without losing human contact.
What the organisation did
Created the 'high-tech, high-touch' strategy, which encompassed: