College Recruiting Has A Heartbeat !!

Talent management

It’s that time of the year again! College grads are hitting the workforce, and their prospects look better than the rest of the population’s.

According to a recent article on (a helpful source of recruiting news), the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Hiring Index reports a recent jump in both recruiting and hiring of college students.

The article also states that these bumps counteract a recent downward trend.  Below are a few more details from the article:

  • The outlook for college hiring in 2011 was 13.5 percent higher than the outlook in 2010.
  • Nearly 50 percent of companies surveyed expected to increase the number of college hires – up from 16.9 percent the year before!
  • Alas, 40 percent of companies planned to decrease their college hires and 10 percent thought that their college hiring levels wouldn’t change. The silver lining in such numbers: they’re not planning on laying off recent college hires.

Our nation has never really experienced long-term unemployment for significant numbers of recent college graduates, and we certainly don’t want to start now. A look at post-communist countries and the modern Middle East shows us that high unemployment among well-educated twenty- and thirty-somethings drags down an entire society. Getting young people into the workforce directs their energy to the greater good and away from civilization-destroying activities and overdependence on government

If you have stories about your company’s college recruiting strategies, please post a comment below. When the National Association of College and Employer’s next index come out, I’ll include it in my reflections.

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Comment by Amy Ala Miller on August 1, 2011 at 2:29pm
Thanks for the info Tim!  my company has recently had a very successful Campus hiring push for our entry level Account Executives... we're growing fast and new grads have done a fantastic job successfully completing our intensive training and hitting the floor strong.  I'm sure Joey Torres ( our Campus Recruiter would love to connect with you.  Feel free to reach out if you like!  We love college grads around here!  :)


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