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Brunel University brings Handshake on board to power virtual career fairs

 Brunel University (@Bruneluni), London, Chooses Handshake to Power Virtual Careers Fairs  Handshake (@JoinHandshakeUK), the largest early career network, has been selected by Brunel University, London, to power its Virtual Career Fairs in the academic year ahead.

Handshake launches free Careers2030 Design Thinking Bootcamp

Early career network Handshake (@joinHandshake) is today (2 Jun) announcing the Careers2030: Designing the Future of Early Careers event, a free CPD course for careers services professionals.

Handshake Launches Early Talent Recovery Fund exclusively in the UK

$80M funding round will allow Handshake (@joinHandshake) to continue to invest in creating new platform features that will further help students develop the relationships and skills they need to build their career. A tranche of this venture financing will be invested back into an Early Talent Recovery Fund, launched exclusively in the UK.

The skills gap is overrated - why we believe that skills acquisition is an access problem, not a talent problem

The skills gap – where organisations struggle to find skilled employees, particularly at graduate level – is well known and well documented. According to the Open University (@OpenUniversity), the UK’s pervasive skills shortage cost organisations £6 billion in the last year alone, as they bridged knowledge gaps through temporary staffing, increased salaries, and intense workforce training programmes.

The graduate jobs market risks becoming a closed shop following Covid-19

Digital recruitment market opens doors – but businesses must guard against “Netpotism”  A report from Handshake shows that half of businesses (49%) believe the ongoing shift towards online networks driven by the pandemic presents a chance to level the playing field, with lower barriers to directly reaching candidates.

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