Research and analysis

Graduate recruitment to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

Considers the number of graduates employed in small businesses, how they are recruited and whether recruitment processes can be improved.


Graduate recruitment to SMEs: final report


This report assesses current patterns of graduate recruitment to small businesses. It also looks at whether and how these affect the performance and growth of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

The report considers whether the current situation is problematic. It also identifies a number of strategies that might be used to encourage higher levels of recruitment. In particular, it reviews the potential benefits of a recruitment website.

Published 24 January 2013