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Graduate recruitment 'more diverse than general standards'

Published: Friday, 04 December 2009   Category: Diversity Jobs

Employers offering graduate jobs are committing to diversity at a much greater level than those looking for older candidates.

That is according to new research from the Hidden Brain Drain taskforce, which shows that at the graduate recruitment level 55 per cent of all successful applicants are women, while this figure drops to 41 per cent at first management level.

HR magazine reports that at the next level, the number of women being recruited is just 30 per cent, indicating that female graduate job hunters may hit a glass ceiling after taking up their first position at a company.

Helen Wyatt, HR strategy leader at Unilever, who attended the launch of the research, told the news provider that her firm aims to have ratios of women to men in its management positions at a similar level to its graduates.

London-based law firm LG recently filled up a new batch of graduate job vacancies with a team of 11 women and one man, demonstrating its commitment to diversity, the Lawyer reported.


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