April 17, 2020 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: best practices, internships, operations, trends and predictions, nace insights, coronavirus
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
NACE is polling its members regarding their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The poll closes April 30. Preliminary results will be provided each Friday in April. The following analysis was made after a review of the April 17 results.
After quickly responding to the oncoming pandemic by setting up virtual operations, employers have remained surprisingly somewhat optimistic in their hiring outlook. During the month of April, the data have remained fairly stable, with the rate of change slower than in March.
As of April 17, most employers were not revoking any offers to full-time recruits or interns, with only a small minority revoking offers to full-time recruits. Recruiting plans for the Class of 2021 also show that most employers plan to recruit the Class of 2021 at the same levels as the Class of 2020. The biggest difference is that they plan to recruit that class using more virtual methods.
While employers are seemingly more optimistic that they can maintain most of their plans for the fall and next academic year, colleges are more uncertain. They are managing to provide their core services of resume review, job-search advice, and general counseling via virtual methods, though they have a large degree of uncertainty as to how they will host career fairs and facilitate employer recruiting interviews.
For the latest information about the impact of coronavirus on our field—including results of the quick polls NACE is conducting among its membership and the ways members are responding to the pandemic—see NACE’s Coronavirus Updates page.
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