Many fields are experiencing shortages of talent as demand continues to rise. One way to address a limited candidate supply is by on-campus recruiting. Hiring recent college graduates helps employers gain an edge among the competition for talent since it enables them to capitalize on candidates entering the workforce and broaden their candidate supply. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, businesses plan to hire 8.3% more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 than they hired from 2014's Class. NACE survey respondents cited the main reasons they are increasing college hiring numbers are "business need/company growth and to account for anticipated retirements." If you're among the employers incorporating campus recruiting into your hiring strategy for 2015, it may be useful to know which schools had the largest graduating classes in 2014, since a similar number is likely to graduate in 2015. If you don't have college recruitment plans, you should consider reaching out to colleges, universities, and training schools to attract the talent you need. These students may be lacking experience, but you can set up training programs to develop their skills and fill any gaps.
Below are the hardest-to-recruit of the most in-demand jobs in November and the colleges, universities, and training schools with the largest graduating classes for each field in 2014, according to data from WANTED Analytics. Recruiting difficulty is determined by our Hiring Scale which scores jobs on a range of 1 to 99, with 99 meaning hardest-to-fill. The jobs below scored 55 and above.
SOURCE: WANTED Analytics
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