Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
Larger companies are more likely to recruit virtually during the 2020-21 academic year, according to the forthcoming NACE Report: COVID-19 Quick Poll Series.
This suggests that larger organizations are more likely to have the necessary infrastructure to conduct recruiting virtually. More than 15% of companies with more than 20,000 employees will recruit virtually this year. This is followed by 14.3% of organizations with 10,001 to 20,000 employees and 13.3% of companies with 5,001 to 10,000 employees. Conversely, less than one in 10 respondents at smaller size organizations are expected to do so. (See Figure 1.)
NACE conducted a series of monthly coronavirus quick polls—from March through June 2020—to assess the impact on and response from colleges and employers in our field. The four quick polls addressed a variety of topics, including office closures, travel restrictions, internships, plans for fall recruiting, on-campus activities, changes in budgets and staffing, revoked offers, delayed start dates, virtual onboarding, and changes in service provision. The NACE Report: COVID-19 Quick Poll Series will be available later this month. Full results of NACE’s Coronavirus Quick Polls are available at www.naceweb.org/talent-acquisition/trends-and-predictions/coronavirus-quick-poll-preliminary-results/.
Figure 1: Respondents that will do virtual recruiting for the 2020-21 academic year, by company size
Source: NACE Report: COVID-19 Quick Poll Series, National Association of Colleges and Employers
|More than 20,000 employees
|10,001 to 20,000 employees
|5,001 to 10,000 employees
|1,001 to 2,500 employees
|2,501 to 5,000 employees
|500 or fewer employees
|501 to 1,000 employees