Identifying and cultivating talent with leadership potential is fundamental for the successful future positioning of any organisation. ‘Early careers’ recruitment is awash with traditional graduate and intern programmes requiring recruiters to spend many hours trawling through vast numbers of resumes, psychometric testing and interviews in the quest for the best candidates. These programmes are expensive and time consuming. Competition for talent is fierce. And many senior executives remain frustrated with the results. Is there is a better way?

Leesa Rawlings, APAC Head of Talent Engagement at Diageo, discusses the innovative early careers recruitment process embedded at Diageo and its impact.