Trends in Recruiting 2022

Over the years we have received overwhelming feedback that a Trends event is sought after by our members, so this year MWACE has partnered with several organizations including Hire Big 10+, University of Chicago and the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to bring you a Trends in Recruiting for 2022 virtual event.


Registration Cost: $35 member, $50 nonmember

Event Name: Trends in Recruiting for 2022
Date: Monday, January 24
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am CST

Event Agenda:
9:00 to 10:15 am CST – Phil Gardner (Includes Q & A/Discussion)
10:15 to 11:30 am CST – Mary Scott (Includes Q & A/Discussion)

Registration Cost: $35 member, $50 nonmember
Location: VIRTUAL via Zoom

Sponsors: MWACE, Hire Big 10+, University of Chicago, School of Labor and Employment Relations at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Presenter: Phil Gardner, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute
Faculty Emeritus and Former Executive Director, Career Services Network
Michigan State University

Description: Dr. Gardner will lead a presentation based on employer survey data that includes meaningful insight into the impact of the pandemic on the college labor market, including:
• Global overview of economy and college hiring trends
• National and regional hiring summaries by sector
• Expected changes to starting salaries for entry-level hire
• Gaps in student skills specific to virtual recruiting and interviews
• Quantity of interviews required to achieve hiring goals
• Average interviews per hire by industry and company size
• Employer perceptions of student preparation and skills specific to virtual recruiting and interviewing
• Expected tenure of COVID-era hires and competition for talent

Presenter: Mary Scott
Managing Partner, Scott Resource Group

Description: One of the few things we know for certain is that this past semester of early talent recruiting didn’t play out as employers and career centers envisioned just a few months earlier. With all the challenges and moving parts that hybrid recruiting presented – it’s clear that most organizations are planning for more of the same for early 2022.

Mary Scott, managing consultant at Scott Resource Group, will present research findings from her recent student surveys – along with employer and career center interviews – that provide analysis of the current state, and includes some clues as to where the profession is heading. This is one of the few places we can review data provided directly from the student candidates, providing a full picture of where recruiting strategies may be falling short.