Spotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsJanuary 22, 2014
During the 2012-13 recruiting year, employers extended offers to an average of 74 percent of students interviewed, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey. Meanwhile, students who received offers accepted them at a rate of 38.3 percent.
The return of these figures in recent years to ranges consistent with the pre-recession period indicates that the economy is gradually recovering. (See Figure 1.)
However, in the 2013 survey responses, the average offer rate and average acceptance rate were somewhat positively correlated, suggesting that there remains a perception among new graduates that the hiring market has not yet recovered from the recent recession and, that any offer of employment should not be turned down in favor of the possibility of receiving a better offer afterward.
The 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey was conducted May 22, 2013, through July 31, 2013, among NACE employer-member organizations, 275 of which—28 percent—participated. The 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey report is available through the MyNACE area of NACEWeb. Highlights from the report are available at www.naceweb.org/surveys/college-recruiting.aspx.
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