You work hard trying to recruit the best talent for your company, but with 90.8% of full-time first-degree leavers in employment or carrying out further study within six months after graduating, it has never been harder for businesses to ensure that the top talent comes knocking at their door.
Thankfully, Microsoft Connections can help! Microsoft Connections is an exclusive portal that allows Microsoft UK Gold Partners to advertise graduate and entry level positions to graduates who have progressed through Microsoft’s talent pool. Candidates in this pool have reached the final stage of the Microsoft graduate application process, but unfortunately have not secured a role due to the sheer levels of interest from their peers; we simply do not have the capacity to hire everyone!
One company that has already benefited from using Microsoft Connections is risual, who are currently undergoing significant business growth and are looking to attract the best talent. Wanting to attract fresh ideas and high achieving graduates to their company. Speaking to Microsoft about the programme, risual’s HR Administrator, Lucy Gale said that "applications came through quickly and all of the graduates were extremely responsible. Each application was of a high standard and as a result, all applicants were offered an interview". Three candidates were successful in being offered a role: one as a Technical Consultant and two as Sales Account Managers.
By using Microsoft Connections, risual resolved a problem that they have been facing; attracting graduates of a high calibre and standing out from the busy marketplace.