How hospitals can attract 2018 college graduates: 5 study insights

A LaSalle Network survey sheds light on what May 2018 college graduates desire in an employer.

The survey, conducted in March 2018, polled more than 3,000 soon-to-be college graduates.

Here are five survey findings.

1. A majority of respondents (76 percent) said opportunity for growth is their most important factor in evaluating future roles. They also cited team culture and compensation, among other factors.

2. Eighty-one percent of respondents began job searching three to nine months before graduation. But the survey also found only 14 percent of respondents had accepted their first position out of college as of March 20.

3. Respondents identified networking (80 percent) as their most preferred tool for job search. They identified job boards, university career centers and social media as tools they are using.

4. A majority of respondents (64 percent) said company culture is the most important factor when evaluating a company. That was followed by compensation (62 percent) and location (46 percent).

5. Most respondents (90 percent) who had accepted job offers said they will be earning what they expected or more. That compares to 83 percent from the same survey last year.

Read more about the survey here.


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