Young Graduate programmes in Belgian organisations
60% of the organisations that participated in our survey said that they specifically aim to recruit Young Graduates and hire an average of 6 or 7 Young Graduates yearly.
Selection processes for Young Graduates have an average turnaround time of three months. During such processes, a wide range of HR tools are used: personality questionnaires, reasoning tests, simulation exercises, etc. These tools have proven to make selection processes more reliable, and they allow the HRDs involved to make efficiency gains (e.g. shortlisting applicants).
90% of the organisations that hire Young Graduates use specific training programmes for the onboarding, training & follow-up of Young Graduates. Moreover, these Young Graduates are guided (by a coach, mentor, HR, business leader, etc.) more intensively than other new hires.
Organisations invest in new talent through Young Graduate programmes for many reasons. For example, 14% of organisations hire Young Graduates with a view to preparing them for future management, while 27% expect newly recruited Young Graduates to bring new ideas into the business. However, the most often given reason (41%) is that organisations want their Young Graduates to fit in and learn the job.