• Recruiting Benchmarks: On-Campus Interviews

    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    March 19, 2014

    Since 2004, the percentage of employers using on-campus interviews has decreased 12.3 percent, according to NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.

    The percentage of employers conducting on-campus interviews has dipped from 89.2 percent in 2004 to 76.9 percent in 2013. (See Figure 1.) This can be attributed to the economic trends of the past decade.

    Compared to last year, the slight increase in the percentage of employers using on-campus interviews and the slight decrease in the percentage of new hires recruited through this method are likely the results of a gradually improving college hiring market in the post-recession period.

    In regard to the percentage of employers that participated in on-campus interviews, there were significant differences across industries, ranging from a high of 100 percent to a low of 33 percent. (See Figure 2.)

    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. Details about the 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey report are available at www.naceweb.org/surveys/college-recruiting.aspx.