Recruiting Process Cycle Times Remain Consistent in Recent Years

April 4, 2022 | By Kevin Gray

TRENDS & PREDICTIONS
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TAGS: benchmarks, cycle time, nace insights, trends and predictions,

Cycle times during the recruiting process have remained steady in recent years, according to results of NACE’s 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report.

In 2021, employers made job offers an average of 24.5 days after the interview. In turn, students accepted offers an average of about two weeks (15.7 days) after receiving an offer. (See Figure 1.)

Both cycles have remained relatively consistent, although the average number of days from interview to offer jumped nearly five days since 2015.  

Data from the 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Reportwere collected on June 7, 2021, until August 6, 2021. Responses reflect recruiting results for the Class of 2020. The survey was distributed to organizations holding NACE membership as well as nonmembers. In all, 186 NACE members responded, representing 22.3% of all eligible member respondents. An additional 27 responses were received from nonmember companies. The 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report and its interactive dashboard are available to participants on NACEWeb. Those who did not participate can access an executive summary or purchase the report through NACE.

Figure 1: Cycle Times From Position Interview to Position Acceptance

Year
2021
Average Days From Interview to Offer24.5
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance15.7
2019
Average Days From Interview to Offer23.5
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance14.3
2018
Average Days From Interview to Offer24.5
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance13.8
2017
Average Days From Interview to Offer23.6
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance14.0
2015
Average Days From Interview to Offer19.9
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance14.3
Year Average Days From Interview to Offer Average Days From Offer to Acceptance
2021 24.5 15.7
2019 23.5 14.3
2018 24.5 13.8
2017 23.6 14.0
2015 19.9 14.3
Source: 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Recruiting Process Cycle Times Remain Consistent in Recent Years

April 4, 2022 | By Kevin Gray

TRENDS & PREDICTIONS
Person looking at laptop screen

TAGS: benchmarks, cycle time, nace insights, trends and predictions,

Cycle times during the recruiting process have remained steady in recent years, according to results of NACE’s 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report.

In 2021, employers made job offers an average of 24.5 days after the interview. In turn, students accepted offers an average of about two weeks (15.7 days) after receiving an offer. (See Figure 1.)

Both cycles have remained relatively consistent, although the average number of days from interview to offer jumped nearly five days since 2015.  

Data from the 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Reportwere collected on June 7, 2021, until August 6, 2021. Responses reflect recruiting results for the Class of 2020. The survey was distributed to organizations holding NACE membership as well as nonmembers. In all, 186 NACE members responded, representing 22.3% of all eligible member respondents. An additional 27 responses were received from nonmember companies. The 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report and its interactive dashboard are available to participants on NACEWeb. Those who did not participate can access an executive summary or purchase the report through NACE.

Figure 1: Cycle Times From Position Interview to Position Acceptance

Year
2021
Average Days From Interview to Offer24.5
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance15.7
2019
Average Days From Interview to Offer23.5
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance14.3
2018
Average Days From Interview to Offer24.5
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance13.8
2017
Average Days From Interview to Offer23.6
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance14.0
2015
Average Days From Interview to Offer19.9
Average Days From Offer to Acceptance14.3
Year Average Days From Interview to Offer Average Days From Offer to Acceptance
2021 24.5 15.7
2019 23.5 14.3
2018 24.5 13.8
2017 23.6 14.0
2015 19.9 14.3
Source: 2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report, National Association of Colleges and Employers

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