Spotlight Online for Employment and Recruiting Professionals, October 14, 2010
Employers that have formal diversity recruitment efforts hire more ethnic minorities than those without such programs, according to results of NACE’s Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
However, results also show that organizations without formal programs are more successful at hiring women into their ranks. (See Figure 1.)
While women account for approximately 40 percent of the degrees conferred in business, engineering, and computer science—the most frequently recruited majors in the college recruiting arena—they account for just 34 percent of the new hires at organizations with diversity efforts.
In contrast, at organizations that make no special effort to diversify their work forces, women account for nearly 41 percent of new hires—right in line with their availability.
NACE’s 2010 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey was conducted June 9, 2010, through August 15, 2010; 286 employers took part. The survey report will be available in late October.
Figure 1: Percent of 2009-10 college recruits from diversity groups
||With Diversity Effort
||Without Diversity Effort
||Bachelor's Degrees, Recruited Majors
|Source: 2010 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. Degree information is from National Center for Education Statistics for the Class of 2009.