Handshake’s Netpotism report discussed in parliament

May 17, 2021

It’s been a busy few weeks since we released our report into ‘Neptotism’ - the online nepotism that’s become prevalent since the pandemic hit last year. Our findings resonated with universities, employers and students alike, and there’s been much debate about how to level the playing field and make opportunities accessible for all.

It’s great to see the issue has also reached our colleagues in Westminster, as Netpotism was raised as part of a parliamentary discussion about youth unemployment this week. David Barker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Techcentre, Director and Trustee, Livery Schools Link told his peers that the issue was hampering SMEs in their search for talent.

We believe that it’s crucial that the UK’s small and medium businesses are able to access the best and brightest graduate talent, just as their larger counterparts do. And, not only is a diverse recruitment pool good for business, it’s good for the wider economy too. Many experts tell us that SMEs are likely to drive our post-Covid recovery, and they’ll be relying on a motivated innovative and diverse workforce to drive their progress.

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Handshake’s Netpotism report discussed in parliament

May 17, 2021

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Netpotism was raised as part of a parliamentary discussion about youth unemployment this week.

It’s been a busy few weeks since we released our report into ‘Neptotism’ - the online nepotism that’s become prevalent since the pandemic hit last year. Our findings resonated with universities, employers and students alike, and there’s been much debate about how to level the playing field and make opportunities accessible for all.

It’s great to see the issue has also reached our colleagues in Westminster, as Netpotism was raised as part of a parliamentary discussion about youth unemployment this week. David Barker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Techcentre, Director and Trustee, Livery Schools Link told his peers that the issue was hampering SMEs in their search for talent.

We believe that it’s crucial that the UK’s small and medium businesses are able to access the best and brightest graduate talent, just as their larger counterparts do. And, not only is a diverse recruitment pool good for business, it’s good for the wider economy too. Many experts tell us that SMEs are likely to drive our post-Covid recovery, and they’ll be relying on a motivated innovative and diverse workforce to drive their progress.

Technology can help to level the playing field and both large multinationals and SMEs are increasingly using tools like Handshake to tackle Netpotism and to ensure they’re accessing a diverse group of potential recruits. Partnering with universities from all walks of life, Handshake democratises recruitment opportunities for students, making it easier and more efficient for companies of all sizes to connect with early talent.

Listen to what David Barker had to say here.

If you haven't read it yet, check out our Neptotism Research Paper and Infographic! 

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