Hiring recent college grads: 5 strategies that work

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Tech grads have many options right out of college, so find something that sets your company apart and gets them excited.

This year’s STEM grads know what they want and are more prepared for the workforce than ever. According to a new report from Accenture, the class of 2015 is skilled, motivated and loyal — and anxious to join the ranks of IT.

That’s great news for IT departments, where hiring is expected to increase in the second half of the year, according to Robert Half Technology (RHT). Twenty-two percent of CIOs plan to add more staff, up from 19 percent in the first half of the year and just 14 percent from a year ago, according to the RHT survey.

John Reed, senior executive director at RHT, says that this job seeker’s market means hiring managers need to be strategic and prepared, particularly when hiring from the class of 2015.

Here are five interview strategies that will help you make smarter decisions and nab this year’s top new talent.

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