Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, November 16, 2011
There is a slow, but steady, move away from using on-campus interviews in the recruiting process.
Results of NACE’s 2011 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey show that 77.4 percent of responding organizations use on-campus interviews. That’s down just slightly from 77.7 percent in the 2010 survey, but a far cry from 2004 survey results, when nearly 90 percent of organizations included on-campus interviews in their recruiting efforts. In fact, from 2004 through 2007, the percent of organizations using on-campus interviews declined just slightly, albeit steadily; in 2008, however, there was a substantial decrease, and that drop off has been reinforced in subsequent surveys.
Ironically, organizations that do use on-campus interviews tend to hire a greater portion of their new college graduate hires through this tool now than they did in 2004 (62.4 percent versus 61 percent).
The 2011 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey report is now available; highlights from the survey are available in the Executive Summary.
The 2011 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey was conducted June through August 2011; 268 NACE employer member organizations, or 31 percent, took part.