March 05, 2018 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: trends and predictions, surveys, benchmarks, nace insights
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
When asked what attributes are most important when selecting target schools for recruiting, employers rated majors offered, recruiting experience, quality of academic programs, and accreditation of school the highest, according to results of NACE’s 2017 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
This is consistent with results seen in the past. Interestingly, however, recruiting experience was “extremely important” among nearly 60 percent of employers—up from 43.2 percent of respondents who deemed that experience as such in last year’s survey. (See Figure 1.)
The quality of programs was rated as “extremely important” by 48.5 percent of employers, and more than 87 percent said this attribute was “very” to “extremely” important.
Data collection for NACE’s 2017 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report took place from July 19, 2017, to August 1, 2017; 301 firms participated. An executive summary is available on the NACE website. The full report is available to those at participating organizations through MyNACE > Research Reports.
Figure 1: Importance of Target School Criteria
Percent of employers that allocated more resources to recruit historically marginalized students
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Percent of students seeking employer that embraces diversity
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Percent of employers with a formal diversity recruiting effort
2021 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey Report