Experienced hiring versus college recruiting: Practices and emerging trends
Some 251 staffing professionals were surveyed concerning experienced-versus-college hiring practices in their organizations. Results suggest that majority of positions requiring a college degree are filled with experienced workers. Experienced workers are evaluated more highly than new graduates on most characteristics, although new graduates are evaluated more highly on open-mindedness and willingness and ability to learn new things. Perceived success of experienced hiring is associated with greater use of effective recruitment sources, older workforces, and more competitive salary offers.
Published Article/Book Citation
Personnel Psychology, 50:2 (1997) pp.309