October 24, 2011
HEC Montréal is one of the top 50 schools in the Global Employability Ranking produced by two consulting firms, Emerging (France) and Trendence (Germany). The School is the second Canadian institution in this list, announced in the October 20 issue of the New York Times.
The study leading to this ranking was conducted between November 2010 and January 2011. Emerging, in co-operation with Trendence, surveyed hundreds of company CEOs and presidents in 10 countries* on the schools they prefer to recruit from, around the world. The two consulting firms then boiled these results down to the top 150 schools for their global ranking. HEC Montréal placed 46th.
The Emerging/Trendence study is meant to give universities, recruiters and students a road-tested blueprint of where it’s best to study in order to get a job. Most of the managers surveyed said that an applicant’s school plays a significant role in the selection process.
Emerging, a human resources consulting firm, is particularly interested in optimizing the recruitment and integration of young talent in organizations. Trendence, for its part, specializes in international surveys looking at personnel marketing and employer branding.
* Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States.