It’s becoming more and more competitive out there – and I don’t mean among job seekers. Employers are competing with each other in an increasingly tight job market where college grads are highly desired. How are you competing? Benefits are ways you can set yourself apart from your competition.
Below is a summary of the results of the annual survey of graduating college seniors, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
“When considering jobs and employers, which benefits do college graduates value most? They most want more than two weeks of vacation and tuition reimbursement for advanced education, according to results of NACE’s 2015 Student Survey.” Additional benefits of high value include: a company-matched 401(k) program, 100 percent employer-paid medical insurance, and guaranteed annual salary increases.
I thought it notable that the top two desired benefits are consistent with what we know are values of this tail end of the Millennial Generation – Life/Work Balance and interest in continuous learning and growth.
The Class of 2015 Student Survey, was administered to 39,950 students at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels through NACE’s college members from February 11, 2015, to April 30, 2015. The focus of the survey report is the 9,184 bachelor’s degree students who indicated that they would be graduating—or already had graduated—during the 2014-2015 academic school year.
Source: NACE Spotlight Article, Sept. 2015