Podcast: Trends in employment practices for student hires during the pandemic

Workplace Behaviour Research Centre
Socio-Technical Centre

Helen Hughes and Nicola Thomas

Dr Helen Hughes is joined by Dr Nicola Thomas, Head of Research at the Institute of Student Employers, to talk about what the future of work means for students and graduates today, and trends in employment practices for student hires during the pandemic.  

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This podcast episode was recorded remotely in December 2021. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available. 

Visit the project website – Understanding the Value of Internships – to find out more about this research.  

Visit the ISE website to read their blog post on their recent poll on remote working.   

About the speakers:  

Dr Helen Hughes is an Associate Professor at Leeds University Business School and the Programme Director for the British Psychological Society accredited MSc in Organisational Psychology. Her research areas include the ways that social interactions influence and shape jobs and careers, and new ways of working, job design, job crafting and work organisation. 

Nicola Thomas is the Head of Research at the Institute of Student Employers and is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Liverpool Management School. Her aim is to create impactful and insightful research to shape early careers into a way that best serves student hires and the organisations hiring them. Nicola is an award-winning researcher, and is passionate about the role of emotions, mental health and wellbeing at work. 

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE), formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), is an independent, not-for-profit member organisation that was established in 1968. As the UK’s leading independent voice for student employers, their vision is that the success of every business is maximised by full access to student talent. 

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