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2023 Benchmarking Report

The Early Career Recruitment Index

What do the actions of thousands of recruiters and millions of Gen Z candidates reveal about the 2022-2023 recruitment season?

To shed light on the current state of early career recruitment and align the values of employers and candidates, we have meticulously analyzed a year’s worth of data from our platform, complemented by insights from a comprehensive survey of over 3,000 internship and job seekers.

This report is intended to serve as a
benchmarking tool for your team, enabling you to gain a comprehensive understanding of how employers are strategically approaching Gen Z hiring and efficiently allocating their time and resources to prioritize what matters most, particularly in times of economic uncertainty where they are being asked to do more with fewer resources.

Read our report to gain actionable knowledge you need to future-proof your organization and to attract, retain, and nurture Gen Z today.

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What you’ll learn from this guide:

  • When during the year your competition is connecting with top talent
    Our data shows what months of the year are busiest for employers in terms of open roles, submitted applications, and events for early career candidates.
  • Where recruiters' priorities for Gen Z candidates lie today
    We collected data on recruiters' response times to candidate applications, the skills they are looking for in the workforce today, the filters they are applying to their roles, and more.
  • What Gen Z expects in their future employers

    We dive into survey data we collected on workplace values, salary expectations, attitudes toward reneges, prefered work settings, and more.

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