Recruitment amongst South Africa’s leading graduate employers is at an all time high, however competition for the very best candidates is as strong as ever.
Results from an independent survey of leading employers in South Africa shows that these organisations are set to recruit record numbers of graduates in 2016 & 2017. The SAGEA Employer Benchmark Survey 2016 is based on responses from 98 of the largest and most well-known graduate employers in the country. It provides encouraging news for students leaving university over the next two years and for those looking for their first job upon graduation.
Competition for the highest-calibre candidates remains extremely high. The SAGEA Candidate Insights Survey 2016 – an online questionnaire with 2,052 new or future employees – showed that while candidates made an average of six or seven applications, three-fifths had secured multiple job offers. While most employers received in excess of 1,500 applications, many said there was a shortage of candidates with the right employability skills and qualifications.