In the space of just seven months the School of Marketing’s Mentoring Gen Z initiative has reached 500 young people hoping to kickstart their career.
From PepsiCo creating a dedicated graduate programme for marketers to P&G increasing the diversity of its candidates via virtual assessment centres, brands have defied the odds to ensure they continue recruiting fresh talent.
Ready to welcome its first commercial apprentices next month, Procter & Gamble switched to virtual internships and graduate recruitment at the start of the crisis in a bid to support young people facing a Covid-ravaged jobs market.
We arm you with all the numbers you need to tackle the week ahead.
Marketers continue to believe that a lack of data and analytics is the biggest skills gap in their teams for the second year running. But with upskilling becoming rarer and recruitment still slow; a solution to the problem remains out of reach.
Having conditioned your agencies for deference, they now favour flattery over frankness. This harms your interests as much as it does theirs.
At the end of every week, we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From Halfords issuing a profit warning to the gold standard in B2B brand building, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.