Research into what young jobseekers want in light of Covid-19

Research conducted by Institute of Student Employers (ISE) and Debut in June-July 2020 has recorded that the disruption caused by Covid-19 has caused over half of students to say that their ideas about their future careers have changed since the start of the pandemic. In addition, less than half expressed feeling confident about finding the job that they wanted quickly after leaving education.

The report showed that young jobseekers remain positive and proactive in career planning, but the current employment climate is causing concern. It also reported that working in an organisation that treats them fairly, has interesting work and  access to  training and development were top priorities for those surveyed. A key takeaway from this report for employers was that respondents disagreed with the idea of employers encroaching on more personal forms of social media such as blogs, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to communicate with them, instead preferring email and LinkedIn.

To read the report in full, click HERE.