May 02, 2022 | By Kevin Gray
TAGS: trends and predictions, surveys, nace insights
The percentage of employers that use GPA screening as a method of choosing job candidates continues to fall as it has dipped nearly 3% since the fall, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update.
The overall percentage of respondents that screen candidates by GPA has dropped to its all-time low of 43.5%. (See Figure 1.)
This is down from the 46.3% that indicated they would use GPA in the Job Outlook 2022 survey last fall. Furthermore, it is a significant drop from the high point of 2019, when 73.3% of respondents were screening by GPA.
Each year, NACE surveys employers regarding their hiring intentions for the graduating class; this is conducted in two parts—fall (Job Outlook 2022) and spring (Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update). The Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update was conducted from February 2 – March 11, 2022. Of the 196 total respondents, 160 were NACE employer members, representing 19.8% of eligible member respondents, and 36 were nonmember companies. The Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update report is available to NACE members in MyNACE.
Percent of employers that allocated more resources to recruit historically marginalized students
NACE September 2021 Quick Poll
Percent of students seeking employer that embraces diversity
2021 NACE Student Survey
Percent of employers with a formal diversity recruiting effort
2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report