Step sits centre stage in the policy debate surrounding skills, employability and knowledge transfer. While by no means claiming to be comprehensive the resources below are a useful starting point for those with more than an academic interest in the issues.
Smaller businesses: a positive career choice for graduates?
The 2013 report from GTI Media and Step, based on a national survey of over 250 small businesses about employability.
Recruiting and developing talented people for SME growth
A 2014 report from CIPD on how smaller businesses can better recruit
Graduate recruitment into SMEs
An excellent and comprehensive literature review of the subject from SFEDI and Newcastle Business School
Exploring the absorbtive capabilities of SMEs
An academic paper presented by Technopolis and Step at the 2006 ISBE Conference
Employability skills and personal development planning -a resource guide
A useful compendium of resources prepared by The Careers Group (University of London)
Internships that work - A guide for employers
A CIPD produced guide on how employers can get the most of out their internships as well as contributing as much as they can to their interns professional development
The Graduate Recruitment Market: An Insight 2018
A report providing our insight into the graduate recruitment market in 2018.
The Graduate Recruitment Market – An Insight 2019
Do you feel like graduates joining your business are not prepared for the workplace? Frustrated with over inflated graduate salaries in the media? Want to know what skills are most valued by both employers and students & graduates? This report is for you…
The Graduate Recruitment Market In Post Pandemic Britain
Students graduating during the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020-2021 are entering the workplace with genuine concerns and worries. This report compiled following research carried out in the summer of 2021, seeks to make sense of students’ and graduates’ fears.