Employers commonly state the qualifications they require when recruiting for highly technical research and management roles. But postgraduate researchers may also have more to offer than other candidates when filling posts in wider business functions. Researchers are more likely to respond when they are explicitly targeted, so how can employers best identify and attract the talented people they need?
‘ For 50% of doctoral graduate respondents, the doctorate qualification was a formal requirement for entry into their current job, for a further 32% this was felt to be important to their employer when they were recruited, and for 12% it was helpful. Very few were in roles where their qualification had not been important at all at recruitment (6%) ’
What do researchers do? Doctoral graduate destinations and impact three years on (2010)