May 18, 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 launched its third Coronavirus Quick Poll on May 4. The poll covers staffing, budgets, and planning for fall 2020, and it will run through May 31. Updates on results from the poll will be available weekly (May 11, 18, and 26), with final results posted on June 1. Results will also be discussed during the weekly, members-only “Meet Up With Shawn” sessions.
NACE’s May Quick Poll is nearing its midpoint and some tendencies are evident in the ways employers and colleges are responding to the effects of the pandemic on their operations. (See the charts for more details.)
As we have seen in our previous polls, employers are trying to avoid making large changes in their budgets and staffing.
On the other hand, colleges are making deeper cuts, freezing spending, and exhibiting greater uncertainty in planning for the fall than is the case with their employer counterparts. In addition, career centers are engaging students in various ways, with a surprising 76 percent making phone calls to reach students.
Employers (n = 225)
Colleges (n = 393)
For the latest information about the impact of coronavirus on our field—including more detailed results of the quick polls NACE is conducting and the ways colleges and employers 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