• Benchmarks


  • Current Benchmarks

     
    Get a quick look at a selection of benchmarks from recent surveys.

     

    Class of 2015: Offer Rate Up, Acceptances Down

     
    A greater percentage of Class of 2015 graduating seniors received job offers compared to their 2014 counterparts, according to the results of NACE’s 2015 Student Survey, but fewer accepted them.
     

    Rotational Programs: Use, Structure, and Impact

     
    Slightly more than 48 percent of respondents noted the existence of a rotational program at their organizations, the highest mark since the question was first asked in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, this figure ranged from 41 to 44 percent.
     

    Employer Use of Social Media Grows

     
    More than three-fourths (78.3 percent) of employers responding to NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey reported an increase in social media usage since 2013.
     

    How Employers Use Social Media

     
    Almost half of employers responding to NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey report using social media to search for and contact potential candidates.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Offer and Acceptance Rates

     
    While the offer rate for Class of 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates has dropped since last year, the acceptance rate has climbed, according to results from NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Cycle Time

     
    The average interval from the time an employer posts a job listing to the time the employer’s job offer to a candidate expires is 74.9 days, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks Survey: Staff Salaries

     
    All levels of professional university recruiting staff saw increases in their average annual salaries in 2014 compared to 2013, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Liberal Arts Majors Help Bolster Offer Rate for Class of 2014 Graduates

     
    Full-time job offer rates for graduating seniors who applied for a job have improved for the Class of 2014, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Student Survey.
     

    Career Services Benchmarks: Staff Salaries and Experience

     
    Although the average salaries for eight of nine career center staff positions climbed in 2013-14, the salaries remained relatively flat from last year, according to results of NACE’s 2013-14 Career Services Benchmark Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: On-Campus Interviews

     
    Since 2004, the percentage of employers using on-campus interviews has decreased 12.3 percent, according to NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Rotational Programs: Prevalence, Effects on Retention

     
    The onboarding process for new graduate hires may have an influence on the likelihood of these employees staying with the organization for five years, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Branding Technique Use and Effectiveness

     
    The branding techniques used most by employers are also those that are typically rated as the most effective, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: Offers and Acceptances

     
    Employers extended offers to an average 74 percent of students interviewed, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey. Meanwhile, students who received offers accepted them at a rate of 38.3 percent.
     

    Recruiting Benchmarks: What Activities Matter Most?

     
    How important are branding efforts to employers recruiting college students? Employers responding to NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey rated “branding your organization on campus” as the top aspect of college recruiting and “branding your organization to career centers” as the third most important element.
     

    Career Centers By Far the Top Campus Resource for Recruiters

     
    When it comes to on-campus recruiting, career centers remain far and away the favored campus resource of college recruiters, according to results of NACE’s 2013 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
     

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