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How to Capture a Slice of the 2019 Talent Pool

Hiring College Grads

Employers plan to hire 10.7 percent more graduates from the Class of 2019 than they did from the Class of 2018 for positions in the United States, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Here’s what you need to do to capture a slice of this talent pool.

Stop relying on salary surveys to tell you how much you’ll need to pay to be competitive in today’s market. Survey companies can’t keep up with how fast the market is moving. Instead, take note of what candidates are asking for. Reach out to college placement offices and ask for advice in terms of starting pay.

Rapidly accelerate your hiring process. Candidates are getting multiple offers. Often times the first offer is the one that’s accepted. Be first in line. List every step of your recruitment process. Surely there’s some fluff in there. Eliminate it and you’ll be able to dramatically slash the time it takes for you to extend offers.

Be realistic. You can teach smart people new skills. Some college majors aren’t nearly in demand as others. Seek out those grads. By doing so, you’ll have a lot less competition and will no doubt be more successful in your hiring efforts.

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