In a season of celebration, college graduates have one more thing to get excited about. According to CareerBuilder’s College Hiring Outlook survey, employers are looking to hire recent graduates – and willing to shell out big bucks to do so.
According to the survey, 37 percent of employers who plan to hire recent college graduates this year say they’ll be offering higher pay than they did last year. Additionally, 27 percent of employers planning on hiring new graduates say they’ll offer starting salaries of $50,000 or more.
What does this mean for you?
A competitive salary is a huge factor for job seekers, but it’s far from the only thing they’ll take into consideration. If you’re organization isn’t able to match the highest bidder, consider offering more flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement and other benefits that are particularly attractive to younger workers.
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