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New Grads Share Favorite Job Benefits

new gradsNew grad survey reveals which employee benefits graduates really wanted this year.  The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed over 40,000 college seniors which included just over 10,000 graduating seniors to find out which employee benefits were making a difference for new grads as they evaluated.

The times sure have changed

It appears that times have changed since a few years ago, the same survey revealed that almost half of the graduating seniors listed 100% paid medical as the number one desire.

It turns out that vacation, tuition reimbursement and potentially future salary increases are the benefits new grads wanted this year.

  • More than two weeks vacation – 10%
  • Tuition Reimbursement for advanced education – 9.2%
  • Promises of annual salary increases – 9.2%
  • Company match for 401(k) – 8.6%
  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance – 7.3%
  • Casual dress policy – 7.2%
  • Dental insurance – 7.2%
  • On-site fitness center 6.8%
  • Bonus/commission plan – 6.3%
  • Frequent performance reviews – 6.1%

Read the full list of employee benefits desired by new grads this year.


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