All across the U.S., graduation caps are flying and the time-honored anthem of “Pomp and Circumstance” is ushering in yet another wave of fresh college alumni to the workforce.
These recent grads are an especially empowered bunch, as they are entering into the healthiest job market for college graduates in several years. A recent survey from Michigan State University shows that hiring of new graduates could increase by as much as 20 percent in 2015. Six sectors are expecting double-digit growth in hiring of workers with bachelor’s degrees. The leaders include: information services (51 percent), finance and insurance (31 percent), and the professional, business and scientific services (24 percent), as well as government (24 percent). Professional, business and scientific services as a category includes management consulting, law, accounting and engineering services, as well as computer services and design.
Along with this improved outlook, all signs indicate that the Class of 2015 will be more selective about work options than in years past. According to Accenture, 82 percent of graduates considered the availability of jobs in their field before selecting their majors, which is an increase of 7 percent from the Class of 2014.
In light of these revealing statistics, if your business is planning to hire college grads this year, consider whether your company is an attractive option for top young workers. Attracting this talent, after all, requires offering more than a decent paycheck. As we discussed in a recent blog post, the workspace has changed; employees today want access to a flexible environment that allows them to work from any location or device.
This means opening the doors of your office and letting your workers out into the world. With the help of an endpoint management solution like Novell ZENworks, you can allow your employees to safely access the data, applications and services they need over just about any device.
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