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Ernst & Young: The benefits of graduate recruitment

The benefits of graduate recruitment

This Case Study examines the importance of effective recruitment processes within an organisation, looking at the recruitment process as a whole, from effective marketing of the organisation through to the integration of new employees. It also looks at the importance of Ernst & Young's work to business.

As a result of reading this Case Study, students should be able to:

  • Understand the main contributions of the human resources department to an organisation's success
  • Identify key steps in effective recruitment and selection
  • Explain the importance of robust onboarding and induction processes


Ernst & Young is a global leader in professional services provision, with offices in 140 countries and clients from all over the world.

Recruiting graduates

Recruitment is an important part of Ernst & Young's human resources department's role.

A multi-faceted business

Ernst & Young helps organisations do business more effectively through providing assurance and advice to businesses ranging from small start-ups to large multinationals.

Finding great people

In order to attract talented employees, the organisation needs to identify and communicate with its market.

Getting started

Effective recruitment and selection is one of the most important business processes.


Ernst & Young’s graduate recruitment program provides graduate employees with a structured and supportive entry to the workplace, whilst allowing them the ability to take responsibility from the start.


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Associated with:
Learning Area(s):
  • Business Environment | Significance of business
  • Careers | Choosing a career
  • Careers | Graduate programs
  • Communication | Technology and communication
  • Financial Reports and Analysis | Analysis of financial reports and information
  • Financial Reports and Analysis | Types of financial reports
  • Human Resource Management | Human resource planning
  • Human Resource Management | Induction
  • Human Resource Management | Mission and objectives
  • Human Resource Management | Performance management
  • Human Resource Management | Recruitment and selection
  • Marketing | Promotion strategies and their application
From: Edition 5

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