“Graduates arrive on day one expecting they’ll be CEO in 5 years!” This is a frustration that we often hear from companies who want to recruit and develop talented graduates, but worry that they’re just exacerbating the unrealistic expectations that
Working recently with several large South African companies, particularly in the financial services industry, we’ve come face-to-face with some of the challenges of attracting and retaining talented black graduates. There appear to be two main aspects to the retention challenge.
We conducted research for a large South African financial services company recently, looking at graduate development and retention generally, but also looking to identify specific success factors for that company’s graduate development programme. One of the key things that we