October 29, 2012
HEC Montréal placed 30th in the Global Employability Ranking produced by two consulting firms, Emerging (France) and Trendence (Germany). Only two other Canadian universities made in the top 30, published in the October 24, 2012 edition of the New York Times.
The study leading to this ranking was conducted between May 2012 and June 2012. Emerging, in co-operation with Trendence, surveyed 4,700 company CEOs and presidents in 20 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 30th, up from 46th in 2011.
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.
*Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.