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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 November 11, 2015 by

3 weeks until the Graduates Employment Conference Europe in Brussels

Hotel Leopold in Brussels, Belgium

Hotel Leopold in Brussels, Belgium

Earlier this year College Recruiter partnered with European-based Gradcore, Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), and European Association for International Education (EMPLOI) to create the Graduate Employment Conference Europe (GEC Europe). We’re now only three weeks away from the December 2nd and 3rd conference.

The conference is bringing together a remarkable group of senior university relations leaders, talent acquisition heads, graduate recruiters, and university employability leaders from at least 14 countries and the continents of Europe, North America, and Asia. We’ll gather at The Hotel Leopold the evening of Wednesday, December 2nd for a wonderful dinner and then at the British Ambassador’s residence on Thursday, December 3rd for two keynotes and a panel discussion in the morning and then break-out sessions in the afternoon. (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…)

Posted June 04, 2012 by

Video Interview in U.K. Immediately After Keynote About U.S. Job Market for College Grads

Graduates Yorkshire logoLast week I had the good fortune to fly over to Leeds, England to keynote their annual Graduate Employment Conference. CEO of Graduates Yorkshire and Gradcore Martin Edmondson asked me to deliver a presentation about the U.S. job market for college and university students and recent graduates. Many of the issues we’re facing are similar to those they’re facing. They’re experiencing some of them before we do and we’re experiencing some before they do.

One issue that I knew was important but didn’t realize just how important it would be to them was the high cost of attending just about any type of post-secondary school. The cost of attending a higher education institution is far higher in the U.S. than it is in almost any other country and FAR higher than it is to attend an equivalent school in the United Kingdom. But their recent implementation of austerity measures threatens to put their schools on a similar path to that which our schools have long been on. Without exception, every attendee and organizer with whom I spoke greatly appreciated my urging that they do not follow our lead as we are making higher education impossible for many and soon, I fear, for most. As bad as that would have been decades ago, it is even worse moving forward as we cannot and should not hope to compete against other nations to see which can manufacture goods at the lowest possible cost. Unless we want our citizenry to again have third world standards of living, we need to ensure they have first world standards of work. And that means that we need a workforce which uses the muscles between their ears more than the muscles on their backs. (more…)