Talent for Innovation Launch Autumn Finders Keeper Series for SMEs

Give your enterprise the skills to attract, select and keep the best talent for your business with Enabling Innovation and Gradconsult.

Talent for Innovation hub with Enabling Innovation
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Talent for Innovation hub with Enabling Innovation

The Talent for Innovation hub will be teaming up with Gradconsult to deliver two illuminating sessions on recruiting and retaining talent for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Finders Keepers will focus on the themes of attracting, selecting and keeping talent for businesses at workshops to be run in the autumn.

Participants attending either of these workshops will develop the skills needed to retain and attract talent for their growing businesses.

The events are just one part of a wide offer of support available to SMEs. The Talent for Innovation hub at Nottingham Trent University delivers consultancy, toolkits for employers, and supports graduate talent development through Enabling Innovation, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Each session is a largely interactive workshop. Participants will learn where and how to efficiently source key insights and data to ensure that fresh new talent can be introduced to their business.

Participants in the Operational course will be able to:

  • explain to colleagues the graduate population and key graduate recruitment data and trends
  • identify talent pools and attract suitable graduate talent
  • develop an efficient but robust recruitment process
  • avoid pitfalls relating to unconscious bias and legal requirements
  • successfully run an engaging induction process
  • be confident developing graduate staff and reviewing their performance.

Participants in the Strategic course will be able to:

  • explain to colleagues the graduate population and key graduate recruitment data and trends
  • deliver social media campaigns to attract graduate talent
  • be confident running a basic assessment centre
  • consider implementing a strength-based assessment methodology
  • avoid pitfalls relating to unconscious bias and legal requirements
  • be confident developing graduate staff and reviewing their performance
  • start to measure return on investment of graduate staff.

Both workshops are open to SMEs from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire region. The different levels are designed to support companies with different levels of experience in recruitment. SMEs that are unsure which workshop is for them can take a short interactive survey which will guide them to a suitable session.

The workshops will run from 10 am until 4 pm, at Nottingham Trent University.

You can sign up to one of our free sessions by following the link and completing the short form.

Dates

Operational Workshop
3 November 2017
10 am – 4 pm

Strategic Workshop
7 December 2017
10 am – 4 pm

If you would like to hear more about our funded business support or which workshop is best for your organisation, contact Aliya Tanveer for more information.

Aliya Tanveer
Employability
Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2556
Email: Aliya.Tanveer@ntu.ac.uk

Enabling Innovation at NTU

The workshops will be run as part of the wider Enabling Innovation programme. This is a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund for SMEs in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area. Enabling Innovation runs a wider programme of one-off events, workshops and masterclasses, as well as provides local SMEs and start-ups with access to University specialists and expert facilities free of charge.

You can find out more about Enabling Innovation and the support it offers businesses on NTUs Services for business website.

  • Notes for editors

    Enabling Innovation will enable us to support businesses to invest in research and innovation; to make them more competitive, and help them to grow and create high-skill jobs with a range of schemes. We will achieve this in a number of ways, including:

    • dedicated technical hubs in food and drink, materials engineering, computing and data, and design innovation
    • innovation management workshops delivered by Nottingham Business School
    • contribution of 20% towards 60 graduate salaries for up to a year, to support businesses to introduce innovative products, services or processes
    • academic and student-led projects and consultancy
    • intensive specialist support for innovative businesses
    • networking and business development workshops and events.

    Talent for Innovation
    Employability Team.

    Recognising that the lack of graduate-level skills, expertise and organisational capacity is a significant barrier to innovation in smaller companies, NTU's Employability Team will work with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to design, advertise and recruit student and graduate talent to support in-company innovation projects. Enabling Innovation will support 180 paid internships, of up to one year in length, over the life of the programme.

Talent for Innovation Launch Autumn Finders Keeper Series for SMEs

Published on 17 October 2017
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