Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsSpotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsOctober 2, 2013
Nearly half of the respondents to the Job Outlook
2014 survey have plans to offer signing bonuses to Class
of 2014 college graduates.
Among respondents, 47.1 percent plan to offer signing bonuses to
2014 bachelor's degree graduates. This compares to 48 percent of
respondents who actually offered signing bonuses to Class of 2013
Bonuses, however, won't be offered across the board. Most
respondents reported plans to offer bonuses to sweeten the pot for
Most likely to offer bonuses are employers in pharmaceutical
manufacturing (nearly 86 percent say they expect to offer bonuses)
and management consulting (70 percent). (See Figure 1.)
NACE collected data for the Job Outlook
2014 survey from its college recruiting professional
members from August 5 through September 13, 2013. A total of
208 surveys were returned for a response rate of 19.8 percent. NACE
will release the Job Outlook 2014 report in the fall.
% offering signing
Chemical (Pharmaceutical) Mfg.
Computer & Electronics Mfg.
Motor Vehicle Mfg.
Misc. Prof. Services
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Oil & Gas Extraction
Source: Job Outlook 2014, National Association of
Colleges and Employers
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