net·p​o·​tism | \ ˈnet-pə-ˌti-zəm (noun)

The danger of recruiting from the same closed networks virtually and eschewing the opportunity of broader access

“This report offers a fascinating insight into this unintended consequence of Netpotism and what it may mean for Careers Services and graduate recruiters”

- Rebecca Fielding, Founder and Managing Director of Gradconsult

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57% of businesses say they’ve become more reliant on personal networks and word of mouth recommendations during the pandemic.

A third of students and graduates (33%) think job applications and interviews are biased towards people who have existing connections.

22% of students say they don’t have suitable technology to access careers services since they have moved online.

For a full insight into our findings and recommendations, you can download our “Netpotism” research paper by filling out the form below.

To get a flavour of the report , you can also check out our infographic for all our key research findings here.

If you want to delve deeper into the insights provided by our research, we’d love for you to join us at ISE’s webinar, Netpotism Research Findings: Understand the post-Covid jobs landscape & implications for employers, students & society  on 21 April at 12.30pm.

We’d also love for you to join us at our *Limited Edition* live episode of the Handshake Early Talent Podcast: Guarding Against Netpotism: building fairer and more inclusive recruitment processes in a post-COVID UK, where we will be discussing the issue of Netpotism with guests from all three sides of our network.

Read the Netpotism paper

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