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How to attract and retain young talent

This series addresses a challenge that many think tanks face: how to attract and retain the best talent among recent young graduates? They cannot pay as much as the private sector nor can they afford to spend too much time and resources training them for the job. The series is based on a series of interviews undertaken with thinktankers in Peru. Are you a young researcher, communicator or manager working in a think tank and would like to share your experience with us? Do get in touch.
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    Attracting and developing young talent: how can think tanks manage?

    How can think tanks attract and retain young talent? In increasingly competitive environments, think tanks need the best individuals available to remain competent and productive. We talked to young thinktankers from prominent Peruvian think tanks to ask them what they expected from their workplaces in order to produce a list of recommendations for think tanks. This is a series composed of four blog posts. Read full article
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    Academic think tanks: what do they offer to young researchers?

    What sort of experiences do young researchers have while working at academic think tanks? Here, we explore the two main relationships that drive this: between young researchers and their superiors, and between young researchers and the think tanks themselves. Read full article
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    Corporate think tanks: experience, benefits and opportunities for young thinktankers

    Corporate think tanks, being oriented towards demand-driven research, provide a distinct working experience to their young researchers. This post analyses what young researchers from prominent corporate Peruvian think tanks had to say about their workplaces and how their time there could be described as a crash-course in research methods. Read full article
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    Recommendations for think tanks: How to attract and retain young talent?

    After talking to young thinktankers in Peru we offer practical recommendations that think tanks can take into account in order to become more attractive for young researchers -and improve the experience, benefits and opportunities of their young talent. Read full article