How to Hire the Perfect Grad

465298219Once upon a time, in a hiring market far, far away, a stressed out employer needed to find the perfect recent college grad. No matter how many resumes the employer looked at, however, he just couldn’t find the right fit. The recent grad he needed was out there, but how was he supposed to find the perfect fit?

This might sound like a tale out of a storybook, but for many employers, this is the reality when it comes to hiring Millennial talent. Finding the right qualifications is important, but finding the right company culture fit can be the difference between a superstar and an office dud.

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Spark Hire, a video interview solution used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe, has compiled an infographic looking at the importance of cultural fit when it comes to new grads, and how employers can find the perfect candidate:

  • Employers are planning on hiring 7.8 percent more new grads in 2014
  • 94 percent of executives believe a distinct organizational culture is essential for success
  • 80 percent of new grad candidates chose cultural fit as the most important reason they chose an employer
  • 59 percent of Millennial candidates want to work for companies which reflect their own values

Check out the full infographic below!

What do you think? How can you find the perfect new grad candidate?

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Heather Huhman

Heather Huhman
Heather Huhman is founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations that target job seekers and/or employers.

Heather Huhman

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