November 1, 2013
HEC Montréal stands 59th in the 2013 Global Employability Ranking by consulting firms Emerging (France) and Trendence (Germany). Only three other Canadian universities made the top 60 in this list, announced in the October 28 edition of the New York Times.
The study leading to this ranking was conducted in spring 2013. Emerging, in co-operation with Trendence, surveyed more than 5,000 recruiters and senior international executives in 20 countries* on their ideal university graduate and the ideal university producing such graduates, around the world. The two consulting firms then boiled these results down to the top 150 schools for their global employability ranking.
The Emerging/Trendence study is meant to give universities, recruiters and students a blueprint of where it’s best to study in order to get a job. Most of the recruiters surveyed said that an applicant’s school is an important factor in the selection process, almost as much as the candidate’s skills and experience.
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, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States and Turkey.