Recruiting Top Talent And Hiring Interns

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  • The 3 attributes at bottom are the community activism of the employer, the name recognition of the employer, and whether or not there was a signing bonus attached to job offer.
  • Recruiting Top Talent And Hiring Interns

    1. 1. Recruiting Top talent and hiring interns<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Ideal Candidate Characteristics<br />Today’s College Students - Who are they and what do they want?<br />Research on Student’s Approaches and Attitudes toward the Job Market<br />Successful Recruiting Strategies<br />
    3. 3. Who is Your Company’s Ideal Candidate?<br />Activity:<br />
    4. 4. The Perfect Candidate<br />Communication Skills<br />Strong Work Ethic<br />Teamwork Skills<br />Initiative<br />Interpersonal Skills<br />Problem-Solving Skills<br />Analytical Skills<br />Flexibility/ Adaptability<br />Computer Skills<br />Technical Skills<br />Detail-Oriented<br />Organizational Skills<br />Leadership Skills<br />Self-Confidence<br />Friendly/Outgoing<br />Tactfulness<br />Creativity<br />Strategic Planning Skills<br />Entrepreneurial Skills<br />Sense of Humor<br />
    5. 5. Ideal Candidate vs. Perfect Candidate<br />Leadership Experience<br />Major<br />High GPA (3.0 or above)<br />Involvement in Extracurricular Activities<br />Volunteer Work<br />School Attended<br />1/3 prefer a candidate with internship over a student without one<br />
    6. 6. Benefits and Policies<br />P. 15 from NACE Job Outlook 2008<br />
    7. 7. Today’s Students – Who are they? <br />Class of 2009<br />They don&apos;t remember when &quot;cut and paste&quot; involved scissors. <br />With little need to practice, most of them do not know how to tie a tie. <br />They learned to count with Lotus 1-2-3. <br />They may have fallen asleep playing with their Gameboys in the crib. <br />They have always been challenged to distinguish between news and entertainment on cable TV. <br />Source: Beliot College Mindset List (November 2008)<br />
    8. 8. Identify traits/characteristics of Generation Y<br />Activity:<br />
    9. 9. Generation Y<br />Personal relationships are important<br />Diverse and more global in nature<br />Multi-task & communicate in various ways<br />Programmed with activities since toddler years<br />High expectations of self and employers<br />Expect instant gratification<br />Work to live and expect work/life balance<br />Expect to work smarter not harder or longer<br />
    10. 10. Today’s Students Workplace Differences<br />
    11. 11. Campus Life vs. Business World<br />Freedom<br />Choices Impact Individual<br />Strong Peer Network<br />No Limits<br />Informal<br />Casual Dress<br />Campus Conduct<br />Self-sufficient<br />Accountability<br />Choices Impact Business<br />Business Networks<br />Limits and Processes<br />Formal<br />Business Appropriate<br />Professional Conduct<br />Synergistic Relationships<br />
    12. 12. What do they want? <br />Opportunity to Advancement<br />Job Security<br />Quality of the Insurance/Benefits Package<br />Friendly Co-workers<br />Job Location<br />Opportunity for Personal Development<br />High Starting Salary<br />Recognition<br />Opportunity for Creativity<br />Clear Assignments<br />
    13. 13. Moving On 2008 – NACE Research<br />Goals of Survey<br />Plans immediately after graduation<br />Strategies & tactics used to obtain employment<br />Attitudes & preferences regarding work, potential employers, & attributes of the job<br />
    14. 14. Survey Participates <br />375 Schools in 45 States<br />More than 19,000 students (11,000 are graduating seniors)<br />Geographic Location of Respondents<br />25 % Northeast<br />26 % South<br />27 % Midwest<br />22 % West<br />Ethnic <br />25 % of respondents identified themselves as minorities<br />Gender<br />68 % Female (represent 57% of nation’s college student body)<br />32 % Female<br />
    15. 15. Post-Graduation Plans<br />
    16. 16. Internship or Co-op Experience<br />
    17. 17. Parental Involvement<br />
    18. 18. Salary Expectations by Industry & Gender<br />
    19. 19. How long will you stay with 1st employer?<br />
    20. 20. Weekly Work Hours<br />
    21. 21. Work-Life Traits, Percent Reporst as More Important Than the Job, 2008<br />
    22. 22. Employer Attributes<br />Opportunity for Advancement<br />Job Security <br />Quality of Insurance Package <br />Friendly Co-Workers <br />Job Location <br />Opportunity for Personal Development <br />High Starting Salary <br />Recognition <br />Opportunity for Creativity <br />Clear Assignments <br />Casual Work Atmosphere <br />Diverse Work Force <br />Active in Community <br />Signing Bonus <br />Recognized Company Name <br />
    23. 23. “People leave managers, not companies”<br />- The Gallup Organization<br />What does this mean to recruiting?<br />
    24. 24. Candidates’ Job Search Strategies<br />Company Web Sites<br />Career Center<br />Commercial Search Sites<br />Networking<br />Career Fairs<br />Company Reps<br />Employer Info Sessions<br />Recruitment Brochures<br />Newspaper Ads<br />Employment Agencies<br />Career Center Print Postings<br />Professional Associations<br />Virtual Job Fairs<br />Company Podcasts<br />
    25. 25. Social Networking Sites<br />Do you use them? <br />Do you feel it is another avenue to reach your target audience?<br />
    26. 26. The Candidate Centered Approach<br />Recruiting is like SELLING!!!<br />
    27. 27. Strategies to Recruit Gen Y <br />Candidate Centered Approach<br />Communicate Clear Career Timelines<br />Highlight the “Bigger than You” Picture<br />Present Corporate Hierarchy<br />Promote Work-Life Balance<br />Utilize Internship Program<br />Ensure Candidate Culture Fit<br />Brand of Company<br />Good Recruiting is all about RELATIONSHIPS!!!<br />
    28. 28. Engage and Retain Gen Y<br />Immediate Orientation & Development<br />“Hands On but Not a Micro-Manager” Management Style<br />Work Place Flexibility<br />Teamwork/Work Diversity<br />Recognition<br />Compensation and Benefits<br />
    29. 29. Conclusion<br />Remember Your Ideal Candidate Characteristics<br />Today’s College Students - Who are they and what do they want?<br />Research on Student’s Approaches and Attitudes toward the Job Market<br />Successful Recruiting Strategies<br />
    30. 30. Nancy Bernard, Director<br />nmb@auburn.edu<br />Holly Holman, Internship Manager<br />holly@auburn.edu<br />303 Mary Martin Hall<br />Auburn University<br />(334) 844-4744<br />Questions???<br />

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