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Development explores the way in which organisations support their new hires during their early career. For most ISE members this is about how to run graduate programmes and manage apprenticeships. Development is a key process as it is where the potential of early hires gets transformed into actual value for the business. 


Ensuring students develop the attributes they need


ISE Development Survey 2019 found that 67% of employers agreed that entry-level hires lack resilience. Concern about resilience was the most commonly cited area for graduates and was also an important factor for other types of hire.

In the video below, Dan Symods, Training Consultant at Interaction Learning and Development, explores what lies at the heart of resilience, but also how this can be incorporated into any organisation. 

ISE members are able to view the full session here


More resources on resilience:

  • Enhancing students’career resilience. Research project designed to surface students' attitudes to resilience, their perceptions of challenge and failure, and how well equipped they felt to transition from university to employment.
  • Graduate Resilience Project Report.This report explores graduate ‘resilience’, specifically looking at how students transition after graduating.


Dressing appropriately

Employers are almost four times as likely to raise concerns with how apprentices dress when they enter the workplace. In his blog post, ISE researcher Tristram Hooley considers what employers can do to encourage young hires to dress more professionally.


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