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Capturing employer engagement - Phoenix articles wanted

The Phoenix Editorial Team is seeking articles for the next issue of AGCAS's digital journal, which is due to be published in February 2016.


The main theme of the February 2016 issue of Phoenix will be Employer Engagement.

In light of the recent BIS research paper, Understanding Employers' Graduate Recruitment and Selection Practices, which looks at the approach to graduate recruitment adopted by employers and how this has evolved over the years, the team is interested in receiving examples of good/innovative practice, evidence of research, views or opinion pieces on any of the topics listed below based on recent and/or previous experience of working with all types of employers from all sectors.

Capturing the employer engagement agenda

• Working with different types of employers (from multinationals to engaging with SMEs and local employers in the region)

• The realities of working with employers: managing employer expectations, improving employer satisfaction, measuring impact

• Employer approaches to social mobility

• The evolution of employer events

• Current trends in employer recruitment practices

• Employers and international students: navigating graduate recruitment and immigration rules 

• How much influence do/should employers have on campus?

• The role of the employer engagement professional/team in the modern-day careers and employability service

• What drives employer selection - who are you working with and why?

• What do employers really want?

The aim of Phoenix is to instigate debate amongst our readership through the sharing of best practice and experiences of HE careers and employability service delivery. We are especially interested in receiving articles that offer views and opinions rather than full explanations of operational delivery.

We are also happy to consider non-theme articles on topics of interest to our readership, which includes careers and employability professionals, employers, academics, partner organisations and the wider HE community.


The deadline for copy is 5pm on Monday 4 January 2016.
Article word count

A one-page article is 550-700 words. A double-page spread is approximately 1,000 words.

Further information

All contributors are offered full editorial support from a member of the Phoenix Editorial Team.  

How to submit an article

Please submit all items as a Word document to Gemma Green, Editor of Phoenix.

If you are interested in submitting an article, or have an idea for an article that you would like to discuss further, please contact a member of the Phoenix Editorial Team.

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