ERIC Number: ED334902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-8
Recruiting Trends 1990-91: A Study of 549 Businesses, Industries, Government Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates. 20th Anniversary Abridged Edition.
Scheetz, L. Patrick
This report, which contains and expands on a summary version published earlier in the same year, provides the responses to questionnaires designed to determine the expectations of employers hiring new college graduates for the 1990-91 college labor market. A total of 5,556 employers were invited to participate. They represented: (1) members of the College Placement Council or a regional placement association; (2) employers registered with Career Development and Placement Services at Michigan State University; (3) employers randomly selected from a list of small businesses in the Standard and Poor's Register; and (4) elementary and secondary school districts listed in the national CIC School Address Directories. Usable responses (N=549) to mailed questionnaires covered: the anticipated changes in hiring trends for new college graduates; expected starting salaries; campus recruiting activities; and other topics of interest to personnel administrators, placement officers, career counselors, faculty, and students. Responses to open-ended questions are also provided on topics such as: grade point averages as indicators of future job performance; the attitudes of new college graduates toward work; job titles of positions available to liberal arts graduates; job categories experiencing the most growth in employment; and the factors influencing the general job market for new college graduates in 1990-91. (GLR)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Labor Market, Occupational Surveys, Personnel Selection, Public Agencies, Questionnaires, Recruitment, Salaries, Schools, Student Employment, Surveys
Michigan State University, Career Development and Placement Services, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Career Development and Placement Services.
Note: For the earlier report, see ED 327 081.