This new study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) explores employers’ commitments to and understanding of the issue of equity in recruiting (EiR). Funded through the generosity of organizations that sponsored NACE’s 2021 HBCU Summit and conducted in partnership with the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (the Center), the study focuses on what employers are doing to recruit and retain diverse interns.
Generally, the study set out to investigate the current strategies, practices, and challenges employers experience when recruiting for equity, particularly at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The year-and-a-half long study consists of interviews with senior recruiters and leaders from 17 different employing organizations that yielded rich insights on the current practices and pitfalls in which employers are engaging.
As such, the study addressed the following four questions.
The study focused on internship programs as a means for recruiting for equity for three main reasons.
March 2023. 8 1/2" x 11”. 33 pages. PDF format.
If you attended NACE’s HBCU Summit 2023, or your organization participated in the survey, or you purchased a copy of the report, you can access the report at MyNACE > Research Reports > Recruiting for Equity at HBCUs and Beyond: Current Practices and Pitfalls.