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Posted April 13, 2016 by

College Recruiter sponsoring premiere event in Europe for university relations leaders

Brussels, BelgiumCollege Recruiter has two primary types of users: candidates who are searching for great careers and the employers who recruit them. One way that we give back to the recruiting community is by regularly sharing our knowledge and trying our best to advance the conversations through our blog, videos, and social media. Another way is through conferences such as the dozen or so College Recruiting Bootcamp events we’ve organized to-date.

A third way that give back to the recruiting community is through our active participation in conferences organized by partners. This weekend, for example, chief executive officer Faith Rothberg will moderate a panel at TAtech (the Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions) in Orlando about how job boards can and should prevent fraud including bogus jobs which are posted for a number of reasons, one of which is identity theft. On Monday, I’ll deliver a presentation at SHRM Talent Management in Orlando about how talent acquisition leaders can use metrics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their departments but also to get that “seat at the table” that so many crave but haven’t been able to attain because the information they share with their C-level leaders has been tactical and not strategic. About a week later I’ll be in D.C. for TalentBlend 2016. College Recruiter is a sponsor and I’m moderating a panel discussion with Alton Fox of Lockheed Martin and Temeka Thompson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during which we’ll talk about how leading organizations recruit students and recent graduates through off-campus channels including interactive recruitment media such as College Recruiter.

Pretty much all of the above has a U.S. focus but we’re well aware that there’s a big, beautiful world outside of our borders. Indeed, most of our Fortune 1,000 and even federal government clients have hiring needs around the world and we’re increasingly being called upon to help them with those needs. Today, for example, we’re working on a proposal for a federal government agency that has significant hiring needs for people who are U.S. citizens, live or are willing to live abroad, have college degrees, and speak both English and Spanish. These multinational projects are challenging yet a lot of fun and have led us to engage with organizations in other countries whose missions include helping students and recent graduates find great careers. An example is Gradcore, a U.K.-based organization run by my friend, Martin Edmondson. I delivered the keynote presentation at their annual conference a couple of years ago and in May we are sponsoring and helping to organize their GEC Europe conference.  (more…)

Posted December 07, 2015 by

Value, experience, and cultural fit as reasons for hiring students early

Employers have their own criteria when searching for quality candidates. For example, candidates potentially adding value to a company will interest employers. Experience can also factor into hiring decisions. The more experience candidates have, the better their chances of landing new jobs. Fitting into the company culture is important too because employers need to know that prospective employees reflect a positive image of their companies. Value, experience, and cultural fit are three reasons for hiring students early. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2015 by

Recession and competitive job market as incentives for hiring students earlier

While employers may have their own reasons for hiring students well in advance of graduating, other variable factors can affect that decision as well. For example, the 2008 recession cost many people jobs, hurting the economy. On a positive note, it created opportunities for students to prove themselves as potential employees. Today, the economy in the United States is bouncing back and producing not only a competitive job market, but a race among employers to hire the best candidates. (more…)

Posted December 02, 2015 by

6 reasons employers hire students before graduation

Hiring the best candidates for jobs is essential to a company’s success. Employers prefer recruiting candidates sooner rather than later, even long before they graduate from college. There are various reasons why employers believe in hiring students as soon as possible. (more…)

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Employers eyeing emotional intelligence in candidates

Success in the workplace isn’t just about how smart you are, but it is also about handling your emotions. Employers are challenged in finding job candidates who display emotional intelligence (EQ). This means understanding people’s emotions and responding to them appropriately. Candidates with mental and emotional intelligence may separate themselves from the competition. (more…)

Posted November 20, 2015 by

North American employers looking for leaders

Employers in North America are searching for job candidates who possess leadership skills, even when hiring for entry-level positions. While research suggests the need for leadership in the workplace, employers are learning it is not easy to find in every pool of candidates. (more…)

Posted November 18, 2015 by

Big data facing big shortage of skilled workers

Have you heard the phrase do the math? That’s what North American employers are looking for; people to do the math in the field of big data. A shortage of skilled workers in the field presents job opportunities in mathematics, one of the STEM fields. (more…)

Posted November 16, 2015 by

Finding STEM candidates problematic for North American employers

Finding job candidates to fill STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) employment opportunities has been a struggle for employers in North America. The dearth of STEM workers in this region forces companies to search globally for qualified candidates. Can and will this trend change? Time will tell, but for now, the search for STEM candidates is a challenge for North American employers. (more…)

Posted September 16, 2015 by

GEC Europe College and University Recruiting Conference in Brussels for Global Employers

Brussels, BelgiumOne of the most significant changes that I’ve seen in just the past few years has been the growth in the number of employers who are coordinating and even centralizing their university relations recruiting functions.

College Recruiter moderated a discussion on this very topic at the National Association of Colleges and Employers annual conference this past June. Panelists were Dan Black, America’s Director of Recruiting for EY; Marci Taylor, Senior Staffing Manager, Global Talent Acquisition for Applied Materials; and Stephanie Pallante, Assistant Vice President, Global College Recruiting for ARAMARK.

The discussion generated so much positive feedback that we knew that we needed to find ways to help our mostly Fortune 1,000 and governmental clients get even better in this area. I’m happy to announce that College Recruiter has partnered with European-based Gradcore, Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), and the European Association for International Education (EMPLOI) to create the Graduate Employment Conference Europe (GEC Europe). (more…)