Employers taking part in a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers last month said they planned to hire 2.1% more new college grads from the Class of 2013 than they did from the Class of 2012. Good news for young workers, right? Not so much.
Six months ago, those same employers projected they would be hiring 13% more. The unemployment rate for young, recent college graduates has averaged 8.8% for the past year.
- Beware asking applicants about medical histories before making job offer
- Rule No. 1 for evaluations: The employer—not the employee—sets the standards
- 'Same-actor' defense won't always work; establish unbiased reasons for firings
- Explain work schedule during interview, not after hiring
- Flip traditional income-shifting tactic on its head: Hire your parents