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  • Most Employers Plan to Reassess Hiring Needs Quarterly

    November 15, 2019 | By NACE Staff

    Trends & Predictions
    A team of recruiters assess next quarter's hiring needs.

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    How often will employers reassess their hiring needs this year? One-third of employers plan to reassess their college hiring needs on a quarterly basis, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2020 survey. This follows the same preferred schedule as survey respondents from the past two years.

    In addition, this year’s survey found that almost one in five will check their college hiring needs only once a year, down from more than one-quarter last year. (See Figure 1.)

    Slightly more than one-quarter of employers this year—similar to last year’s result—have plans to reassess on a monthly basis, with the remaining respondents split between a weekly reassessment schedule and one not covered by the four schedules provided.

    The respondents that indicated “other” schedules were split between reassessing every six months and doing so on an “as needed” basis.

    Data for the Job Outlook 2020 survey were collected from August 1, 2019, through September 30, 2019. This year’s data collection not only surveyed 905 NACE employer members, but also 2,229 employer organizations that were nonmembers. A total of 150 surveys were returned; 115 were NACE members and the remaining 35 were nonmembers. The Job Outlook 2020 report is available free to members through MyNACE. Nonmembers can purchase the report through the NACE Store.

    Figure 1: Employers’ Plans to Reassess Hiring Needs

    Year Weekly Monthly Quarterly Annually Other
    2019-20 9.4% 28.3% 33.0% 19.8% 9.4%
    2018-19 5.1% 27.3% 36.4% 25.3% 6.1%

    Source: Job Outlook 2020, National Association of Colleges and Employers