This briefing addresses the following question: how will volume recruiters make use of the HEAR? Large volume recruiters are an important and prominent section of the graduate employment market. Many recruit from any degree classification but most are, understandably, still interested in degree classification - at least for sifting purposes - due to the number of applications received and the amount of information there is to read. Currently over 80% of Association of Graduate Recruiter employers use a 2.1 degree classification as a screening cut-off. On the other hand, others are adopting new processes to promote social mobility and ensure they are accessing the widest possible ‘talent pool’. The HEAR has the potential to add value to such processes.