• Benchmarks


  • Current Benchmarks

     
    Get a quick look at a selection of benchmarks from recent surveys.


     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Cycle Time

     
    The average interval from the time an employer posts a job listing to the time the employer’s job offer to a candidate expires is 74.9 days, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks Survey: Staff Salaries

     
    All levels of professional university recruiting staff saw increases in their average annual salaries in 2014 compared to 2013, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Liberal Arts Majors Help Bolster Offer Rate for Class of 2014 Graduates

     
    Full-time job offer rates for graduating seniors who applied for a job have improved for the Class of 2014, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Student Survey.
     

    Career Services Benchmarks: Staff Salaries and Experience

     
    Although the average salaries for eight of nine career center staff positions climbed in 2013-14, the salaries remained relatively flat from last year, according to results of NACE’s 2013-14 Career Services Benchmark Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: On-Campus Interviews

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

    Rotational Programs: Prevalence, Effects on Retention

     
    The onboarding process for new graduate hires may have an influence on the likelihood of these employees staying with the organization for five years, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Branding Technique Use and Effectiveness

     
    The branding techniques used most by employers are also those that are typically rated as the most effective, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Offers and Acceptances

     
    Employers extended offers to an average 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.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: What Activities Matter Most?

     
    How important are branding efforts to employers recruiting college students? Employers responding to NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey rated “branding your organization on campus” as the top aspect of college recruiting and “branding your organization to career centers” as the third most important element.
     

    Career Centers By Far the Top Campus Resource for Recruiters

     
    When it comes to on-campus recruiting, career centers remain far and away the favored campus resource of college recruiters, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Career Services Benchmarks: Student-to-Professional Staff Levels

     

    The average student-to-professional staff level is 1,889 students to each career services professional, according to the 2012-13 Career Services Benchmark Survey.


     

    Five Career Services Program Benchmarks

     
    Eighty-five percent of the career centers that responded to NACE’s 2012-13 Career Services Benchmark Survey report having centralized offices. Here are other survey highlights.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Average Cost-Per-Hire Was $5,100 in 2011-12

     

    The average cost of recruiting a new college graduate during the 2011-12 recruiting season was $5,134, according to employers responding to NACE’s 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.


     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Department Structure, Size of Staff

     

    While nearly 76 percent of organizations responding to NACE’s 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey have a college relations and recruiting department within their organization, there is a fairly clear relationship between the size of a company and the existence of a formal college relations department


     

    Career Services Benchmarks: Directors Get a 2.7 Percent Bump in Salary

     
    Salaries and experience levels for professional positions in career centers did not change significantly over the past year, according to results of NACE's 2012-13 Career Services Benchmark Survey.
     

    Benchmarks: Recruiting Budgets

     
    The greatest portion of recruiting budget costs is allocated to overhead and recruiter compensation, training, and development, according to employers responding to NACE’s 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Benchmarks: Average Offer, Acceptance Cycle Times

     
    NACE’s 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey found that, on average, employers hiring new college graduates take 24.2 business days after an interview to extend an offer. Once an offer has been extended, employers then give candidates an average of 14.1 business days to accept or reject it.
     

    Benchmarks: Average Salaries for College Relations Staff

     
    Director-level positions commanded the highest salaries among full-time college relations staff members, according to results of NACE’s 2012 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

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