Swamped with applications? Here’s where to find the top talent

Time has never been more valuable for Talent Acquisition departments. Here’s why hosting an intern is a fast, low-cost way of bringing in top talent.

In today’s employment market Recruiters and Talent Acquisition teams are flooded with applications from job seekers, reeling from the impact of the pandemic. It’s been said that per job ad, recruiters can receive on average 250 applications making it incredibly difficult for such professionals to sift through and find top talent, especially in areas where there are skills shortages, like I.T. There’s also a myriad of web based job platforms available in these areas which can make it hard for recruiters to find one application that suits their requirements while sourcing bright, upcoming talent.

Performance Education (PE) is a national Registered Training Organisation that assists international students who have graduated in I.T. from local Universities with Work Integrated Learning Programs. As part of a Professional Year program, Graduates undertake a 12 week, unpaid internship within a professional business environment with the hope of gaining experience that will assist them in attaining employment in Australia.

Graduates who undertake such internships have been found to aid business by providing a fresh perspective on daily operations, assisting in implementing efficiencies with the up to date knowledge they have brought from University. They can also be directed to day to day duties and projects in organisations, that don’t have the time or resources to commit to such endeavours. There’s also a myriad of other benefits associated to hosting interns, to name just some, not only is it socially responsible but it provides staff who are looking to make the next step in their careers an opportunity to mentor and lead.

Where PE can assist recruiters, and specifically those that are screaming out for qualified I.T. talent, is with a much cheaper alternative than recruitment agencies or job ads – providing monthly updates with new graduate CVs.

PE Corporate Executives can assist by aligning specifically selected CVs to their requirements, streamlining the process and saving the Talent Acquisitions team the time taken to sift through hundreds of applications – helping you bring the next big talent into your business.

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