Companies need to compete in this candidate-friendly marketplace by challenging every aspect of their organizations, including their ability to broaden, simplify and automate their candidate search process. (Image: Shutterstock)

We’re experiencing a candidate’s market unlike anything before. And amid the competition for top talent, organizations are quickly discovering a unique challenge: a huge influx of college graduates entering a workforce that’s fundamentally changed. The roughly 2 million college graduates joining the workforce are defining and adapting to the workplace shifts of the last two years. The new phenomena in the talent market is recruiting, hiring and onboarding graduates who may be two years behind in socialization, having finished school at home or in some sort of shelter-in-place scenario.

This large incoming class of graduates may have a sense of fatigue and burnout that previous graduates have not. Along with little or no pre-pandemic work experience to guide their choices, graduates need and deserve a different level of support as companies are looking to hire in a competitive marketplace.

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