There simply aren’t enough students graduating from the university to meet the hiring demand in 2022. Although the number of students graduating each year is relatively constant, the number of new jobs has increased significantly. compared to last year, which also saw an increase compared to the previous pandemic. year.
According to the results of a new survey on entry-level employment, hiring of new university graduates in 2022 is up 22% compared to last year. CollegeGrad.com today released the results of its Top Entry Level Employers survey, with more than 400 U.S.-based employers making the list.
“2022 has turned into an accelerated sprint for most entry-level employers looking to fill their hiring quotas,” said Brian Krueger, CEO of CollegeGrad.com. “Employers are turning to virtual hiring, virtual work and additional incentives to attract the best and brightest from the Class of 2022. Yet many employers will still not be able to fill all of their job openings .”
Enterprise Rent-A-Car once again topped survey results, with 5,262 entry-level hires expected in 2022. passionate people who want to help us achieve our vision to be the best and most trusted company around. mobility in the world,” said Marie Artim, vice president of talent acquisition for Enterprise Holdings. “During this time, we have embraced our ability to be more flexible, especially with the candidate experience. Today, candidates expect tactile and personalized interaction throughout the recruitment process and our teams are working harder than ever to meet those expectations.”
The full results of the Top Entry Level Employer survey are now available online at CollegeGrad.com/topemployers. The list includes employer detail pages displaying the expected entry level and intern hires for 2022, as well as direct links to the careers page, colleges page, and internships page on the each employer.
Entry-level employers continue to seek to differentiate themselves in the highly competitive entry-level hiring market. “With the ever-changing scenarios and circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the integration of creative and intentional thinking has been crucial over the past two years, while keeping the well-being of our candidates and Kearney employees at first. plan of our minds,” said Makenzie Shearson, director. , University Relations for Kearney & Company. “Looking back, Kearney’s flexibility and empathetic mentality, focused on supporting our people, especially in times of crisis, was and still is a major differentiator in the job market for us.”
Finding entry-level talent means more to employers than just showing up on campus for an interview. “We are focused on meeting new and existing talent where they are, whether through a remote or hybrid role, flexible hours, benefits that provide better work-life balance or professional opportunities to keep them engaged and fulfilled,” Maura remarked. Quinn, assistant vice president of college and emerging talent acquisition for Liberty Mutual Insurance. “Our organizational culture is centered around putting our people first, creating a variety of programs to help employees feel useful and belong in everything they do.”
Entry-level employers continue to adjust and loosen the boundaries of the new world of work. “Based on today’s ‘normal’, we continue to expand our hybrid and flexible work policy with our expanded geographic recruitment throughout our operating territory,” said Joan Ravanelli Miller, vice president of Acuity’s human resources.
Krueger has an important take home message for the Class of 2022: “Your job search is no longer just about finding a job. The jobs are there for the taking. The question is finding the right entry-level job to get the most out of your education and experience. Don’t settle for just any job. Don’t jump at the first job offered. Take the time to find the job that best suits you personally and individually. Instead of trying to find a job, try to find joy, your joy.