Articles from Handshake Team

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.

Weathering the storm: How can university careers centres help students get into employment?

It’s a tough time to be young. The legacy of COVID-19 is likely to be felt particularly acutely by those just starting out in their careers, who have had vastly reduced opportunities to build work experience. They now also face a huge amount of competition for roles from those who are newly unemployed or in work that’s now unstable.

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