ERIC Number: ED253129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Trends 1984-85. A Study of 658 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Information on job market trends for 1984-1985 college graduates are presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 658 employers from business, industry, government, and education. Findings include the following: hiring quotas increased by 9.2 percent for bachelor's degree graduates; a 10.7 percent increase in hiring new graduates was expected, compared to the 1983-1984 level; 83 of the 658 organizations expected to hire no new college graduates during the year; the average salary of bachelor's degree graduates in all disciplines is expected to be $20,470; the greatest demand was for graduates of electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science, accounting, and business administration; declines in the job market were expected for majors in retailing, physics, agriculture and natural resources, social science, petroleum, human ecology, geology, and liberal arts. Additional areas that are examined include: selection criteria for hiring new college graduates, job opportunities by geographical regions, and new recruitment techniques. A list of the employers is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Salaries, Specialization, Trend Analysis
Placement Services, Michigan State University, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.
Note: Summary of 14th annual Recruiting Trends survey, 1984-85.