A HEALTH CHECK FOR YOUR EARLY CAREERS
What is ECO? The Early Careers Optimiser (ECO) is a diagnostic tool, designed to provide an objective, evidence-based framework for Early Careers leaders to assess current performance and identify opportunities for future optimisation. ECO has been built on extensive research and experience by The Smarty Train for over fifteen years.
Establishes a baseline profile that shows how your Early Careers function is currently performing.
‘Connects the dots” using quantitative and qualitative assessment, providing a thorough understanding of the Early Careers function.
Benchmarks performance internally and externally, allowing comparison to other Early Careers functions based on 6 proprietary vectors.
“ECO is helping us to deepen our focus on Early Careers at J&J by allowing us to challenge if what we’re doing is best-in-class, validating our place in the market, telling us where we stand, and helping us discover where to go next”
Damon Albano, Global Head of Early in Career - TA, J&J
"ECO is helping us join up separate Customer Service Units, who each undertake recruiting graduates autonomously. We want to join up and reap all the rewards in a competitive Labour Market"
Jason Lloyd, Head of Early Careers, BT
"Getting an insight as to where we stand, compared to mature and established Early Careers Functions has helped us guide our activity at an important time in our growth"
Nicola Lamplough, Head of Early Careers, Experian
"Combines analytical rigour with a framework for actionable change."
Professor Sir David Metcalf, CBE
Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations
London School of Economics and Political Science
YOUR ECO PROFILE
Your ECO Profile is determined along the six performance vectors of early careers: Strategy, Attraction, Recruitment, Development & Management, Retention, and the Early Careers Function itself.
Your profile establishes a baseline profile that shows how your Early Careers organisation is currently performing. The results are an aggregate of perception and quantitative metrics, and will help you efficiently bridge the gap between your as-is and to-be.
OPTIMISING EARLY CAREERS THROUGH BETTER DATA
The Early Careers ecosystem is only increasing in complexity. Read our Toolkit for insights into how to navigate this complexity, use data to drive better-informed decisions, and focus your time and investment to create higher performing Early Careers.
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