“As a company that helps employers connect with top students, we recognized that recruiters need to understand the motivations and expectations of today’s students,” said Andy Osburn, CEO of Equals6, “We conducted this survey to give employers the information they need to more effectively recruit students and recent grads.”
Equals6 surveyed high school, college and university students about career choices and what influences their decisions. The report focuses on four main areas: The job search, mobile technology and social media in the workplace, skills development and training, and motivators and compensation. Among the findings:
• 91% of those surveyed would relocate for work
• 46% expect access to social media while at work
• 86% consider more practical job experience to be key for career preparation
According to Peter Moorhouse, Vice-President, People at T4G, the report contains valuable information for recruitment professionals. "At T4G we are always looking for talented and motivated students. Having had the opportunity to preview the report, I found real insight into students' career expectations. I would recommend this report to any organization seeking to attract and retain students and recent grads."
Equals6’ annual recruitment survey was conducted from January through February 2014. A total of 5,977 high school, college and university students took part. The report is available free of charge at http://www.equals6.com/
About Equals6 (http://www.equals6.com)
Equals6 is the online community where students compete for exclusive scholarships, make valuable connections and discover top employers with exciting career possibilities. Equals6 also serves as a social meeting place where students form groups, share ideas and hold lively discussions. As a social recruiting platform, Equals6 partners with select employers to provide its student members with career opportunities.
With a student membership of 75,000, Equals6 offers custom research and surveys to a range of organizations.