Survey Shows Most of the Class of 2014 Feel Confident about Landing Jobs

Posted September 10, 2014 by
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It seems that most graduates in the class of 2014 are confident that they will get jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Achievers, the only true cloud-based Employee Success Platform™, and ConnectEDU, a technology company connecting education to careers, announced earlier this year the results of the “Class of 2014” survey, revealing what recent graduates expect of the workplace and what companies in search of new talent should expect from them.

“Employees join companies and leave managers. The ‘Class of 2014’ report provides valuable insight and shows that this issue is just as important to graduating Millennials who rank management and mentorship as some of the most important factors in career success,” said Razor Suleman, Achievers Founder and Chief Evangelist.  “Smart employers are already equipping their managers with the tools they need to engage and motivate tomorrow’s workforce in order to develop future leaders, and recruit, retain, and inspire this year’s graduating class.”

“By 2025, Millennials will make up the majority of our workforce,” said Janet Sun, Vice President of Product Strategy at ConnectEDU. “Empowering employers with tools and research to target entry and mid-level candidates through the channels they already rely on will ensure companies can attract talent that fits both their skill and cultural needs.”

Highlights from the “Class of 2014: Your Next Generation of Top Talent” include:

  • 61% held at least one internship and 38% ranked their career-readiness an 8 or greater (on a scale of 1-10)
  • 60% will apply directly to a company when searching for a job, followed by 45% who will search through a networking or recruiting event and 42% who will utilize their campus career services office
  • 54% said career advancement opportunities are more important than salary when looking for work
  • 77% of Millennials prefer to be recognized immediately for their performance instead of recognized annually for their years of service
  • 83% ranked travel rewards as the number one reward that they would want most from an employer, yet 90% of companies offer traditional service awards like company-branded merchandise and trophies
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