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Recruitment process too long!

05 August 2016

KPMG is streamlining its graduate recruitment process after it own PQs said the firm’s recruitment process was too cumbersome and convoluted.

Following independent research with current and prospective graduates the Big 4 firm has now introduced LauchPad, a new streamlined approach which combines the traditional three stages of first interview, assessment centre and final interview into a single day.

The firm discovered that the recruitment processes of many big organisations left millennials feeling frustrated and unloved. Top gripe (55%) was the lack of feedback given to unsuccessful candidates. Delayed and poor communication from the employer was also a problem, as was the length of time it takes employers to tell graduates if they have got the job.

KPMG is worried that this frustration could impact of its ability to attract talented graduates who could opt out of traditional job schemes in favour of roles in smaller companies, which are more in line with their personal passions and offer a faster and simpler recruitment process.

Chairman Simon Collins admits: “Our own graduates have given us some hard hitting, but really useful feedback and we’re using this to overhaul how we recruit.”

He said KPMG will now make an offer or give feedback explaining why they were not successful within two working days.

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