Power shift

Employers now have the upper hand when recruiting on campus
By Mark Laurie and Daryl Smith
|CHRR, Guide to Recruitment & Staffing|Last Updated: 05/20/2003

“I

t was absolutely insane.”

That’s John Stockwell’s take of the student employment market during the high-tech boom in the late 1990s. A campus recruitment specialist now working for RBC Financial Group, he remembers interviewing students with four or five job offers, each worth more than the last, and offering elaborate packages to young, inexperienced candidates.