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  • Quick Poll: Revoking Offers to Class of 2020 Grads on the Rise

    June 15, 2020 | By NACE Staff

    Trends & Predictions
    NACE Researchers examine the results of the June Coronavirus Quick Poll.

    TAGS: best practices, internships, operations, trends and predictions, spotlight, coronavirus

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    NACE launched its fourth Coronavirus Quick Poll on June 1; the poll will run through June 30. NACE’s June employer quick poll covers job offers, including revoked offers and delayed start dates, while the current college poll covers services, staffing, budgets, and planning for fall 2020. In addition to new questions, NACE has revived critical questions from past quick polls that needed continued monitoring. Updates on poll results will be available weekly (June 15, 22, and 29), with final results posted on July 2.

    Although a relatively small percentage of employers have revoked the offers for full-time jobs they made to Class of 2020 college graduates, the number continues to grow since NACE first asked the question in April.

    Results from NACE’s June Coronavirus Quick Poll reported on June 15 show that 9 percent of employers have revoked or will revoke full-time offers to graduates from the Class of 2020. On May 1, only 4.4 percent of employers were revoking offers to full-time recruits.

    Still, delaying start dates (33 percent of responding employers) or having full-time hires begin to work remotely (61 percent) are more common responses at this point.

    From the college side, both students and employers should expect reduced in-person career services available in the fall, with services shifting online or into a hybrid (in-person and online) format. For example, 68 percent of respondents offered drop-in career counseling exclusively in person pre-COVID-19; only 6 percent plan to do so in fall 2020.

    In addition, while 36 percent of career centers are still undecided about making changes in scheduling for their fall 2020 career fairs, 51 percent are staying on schedule, but moving fairs to a virtual space.

    Results from NACE’s June Coronavirus Quick Poll are available online.