2018 Recruiting Study: Growth, Speed and Connections
The 2018 Yello Recruiting Study delves into the career aspirations and job search insights from soon-to-be and recent college graduates. The third annual report compares year-over-year responses and shares new data to help talent acquisition professionals continue to adjust recruitment strategies and stay aligned with industry trends. This report highlights thought-provoking statistics and provides actionable takeaways to help talent acquisition teams leverage these insights to make strategic hiring decisions.
Key insights include:
- Growth: More than 50% of respondents stated that the most important considerations when accepting a job are career advancement and the type of work they would be doing.
- Speed: Almost 50% of applicants have multiple offers to consider. Companies no longer have the luxury of believing they are the only offer on the table.
- Connections: The candidate experience has everything to do with accepting a job. 60% of respondents said the application and interviewing process are the deciding factors behind accepting a job.
Salary Expectations: Insight Into Compensation Targets
Salary expectation breakdown
Gender Differences: What Sets Men and Women Apart?
Job search behavior
Women are more inclined to take an event-centric approach to job searching, whereas men are more likely to network.
Females are ~30% more likely to hear of a new job at a hiring event.
Males are ~60% more likely to hear of a new job via a referral.
Almost twice as many men seek salaries above $85,000.
Job Searching Behavior: Students Leverage On-Campus Resources
Campus recruiting is more important than ever. 92% of respondents started job searching before their graduation date. These students take advantage of their resources: more than half of all respondents use on-campus resources (career center and hiring events) to learn about new positions.
Where else are they searching?
32% Hiring event (Diversity conference or career fair)
8% By visiting the company’s website directly
Candidate Experience Is Everything:
How to Make or Break Offer Acceptance
The risk of under-performing recruiters
A recruiter’s role in the job search process goes well beyond sourcing, scheduling and extending offers. The interactions between a recruiter and a candidate can make or break the candidate’s likelihood of accepting an offer. The candidate experience has everything to do with accepting a job.
Said the recruiter they worked with during the interview process impacted their decision to accept a job
Lagging Technology: Equals Lagging Pipeline
Role of mobile
Is your career site optimized for mobile? Mobile continues to grow in importance. As this number increases year over year, it is vital to a business’s success to provide a seamless mobile experience. This year, 29% of respondents applied to a job via their mobile device.
When asked, “Did your current or future employer use any of the following technologies during the interview process?”
6 in 10
Respondents scheduled interviews online
1 in 4
Texted with their future employer during the interview process
1 in 3
Shared that video interviewing was used
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