• Recruiting Methods - Recruiting

  • OP-ED: Career Fairs Are NOT Dead


    Career fairs are not dead—just ask students, says consultant Mary Scott. Basing her insights on longitudinal research, Scott explains how student expectations for career fairs have changed over the years, and discusses the conditions organizations need to meet to ensure students value their participation in these important events.


    Think in New Ways to Attract Innovative and Entrepreneurial Students


    Entrepreneurial students can help spark innovation and improve procedures within organizations. However, traditional companies can find it difficult to identify and attract these students.


    Students Tap Alumni in the Job Search


    NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey found that nearly 70 percent of graduating seniors used alumni in their job search, and a majority rated alumni as a very or extremely effective job-search resource.


    What Students Expect From Employers on Social Media

    What do students expect from the employers with which they interact on social media? Students want authenticity, responsiveness, and availability, according to Kristina Hunt and Grace Kiem of Fidelity Investments.

    Video Interviewing Helps PwC Boost Candidate Experience

    When students visit your organization’s career website, they are most likely looking for information about current openings and salaries/compensation and not for employee comments about the organization and internship opportunities, according to NACE’s Class of 2015 Student Survey.

    Key Considerations for Creating an Exceptional Candidate Experience

    Attracting top candidates to your organization can be a very competitive undertaking, and every aspect of your hiring process is critical. A positive recruiting experience will stand out in a candidate’s mind as a powerful deciding factor.

    Job Outlook 2016: Use of Technology May Impact Other Recruiting Methods

    More than half of employers say they will use more social networks and technology in their recruiting efforts. The increased use of technology may be the reason for recruiters planning to cut back on travel and career fair participation.

    Does Use of Social Media as a Recruiting Tool Lead to Positive Change?

    Employers that used social media to attract and hire graduates reported substantial changes to their programs at a higher rate than those that used, but didn’t engage candidates with social media.

    Challenge Allows Financial Services Firm to Tout Its Tech Careers

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. has developed an effective way to brand itself to college students as a place to build technology careers and to identify strong candidates in technology majors and build good will within its communities.

    Students Tend Not to Value Employers’ Recruitment Technology Tools

    Most students don’t value the use of technology during the recruitment process unless it improves the quality of transactions, such as with the online application process.

    Strategies for Building a Strong Virtual Recruiting Program

    Repackage your organization’s current college recruiting resources and offerings for electronic delivery.

    Using a 'Pop Culture' Template to Strengthen an Employer Brand

    When engaging students to strengthen your brand, it’s best to develop programs that both broadcast the messages your organization is trying to send and satisfies the desires of today’s students.

    Tips for Identifying and Assessing Soft Skills in IT Candidates

    When assessing IT candidates, the emphasis for recruiters is to ask questions related to the candidates’ functional knowledge in IT. But employers that focus solely on this area run the risk of ignoring the soft skills that are critical in today’s work environments.

    Employer Use of Social Media Grows

    More than three-fourths (78.3 percent) of employers responding to NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey reported an increase in social media usage since 2013.

    How Employers Use Social Media

    Almost half of employers responding to NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey report using social media to search for and contact potential candidates.

    Legal Issues: Diversity Recruiting

    Equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination are an important part of the recruiting and hiring process. Career services practitioners and university relations and recruiting professionals should be aware of recent legislative changes to established laws.

    Hiring Employees With Disabilities

    With focus and effort, Walgreen’s was able to surpass the new federal regulations that encourage federal contractors to achieve a goal of 7 percent representation of employees with disabilities.

    Twitter Campaign Helps Company Make Deeper Connections With Students

    Feedback from focus groups, recruiters, and college students showed a perception that, due to its size, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies (J&J) was unapproachable and impersonal. To overcome this and make connections that better represent J&J and its culture, the company launched a Twitter-based campaign called “Be Vital.”

    Fast-Track Recruiting: How Employers Are Identifying Women Candidates

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, 47 percent of the labor force was comprised of women. Many employers want to attract the top talent among those women to their organizations and are offering programs tailored to their needs.

    Prepare for the Fair: Eight Best Practices for Career Fair Success


    Following are eight best practices to use in your career fair planning.