Fresh Graduate Employment

Among all respondents, 47% have hired fresh graduates in the past 12 months.

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For respondents who have hired fresh graduates in the past 12 months, 59% of them hired fresh graduates with a bachelor degree or above only and 31% hired both degree and non-degree holders.

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Among respondents who have hired fresh graduates in the past 12 months, the average monthly salary offered to non-degree and degree holders were $9,204 and $12,125 respectively.

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Among respondents who have hired fresh graduates in the past 12 months, 62% said the overall expected salary of fresh graduates was about the same as the salary they offered. 31% of them reported that the overall expected salary was higher than the salary offered.

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On average, among respondents who said the overall expected salary was too high, the expected salary was 13.4% higher than the salary offered. For those who said the overall expected salary was too low, the expected salary was 12.5% lower than the salary offered.

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Among respondents who hired fresh graduates in the past 12 months, the most common reason for hiring fresh graduates is “Willing to follow instructions” (67%), followed by “Having lower expectation on salary” (45%) and “Able to handle more challenge” (40%).

Remark: Multiple answers are allowed and sum of percentages may not equal 100%

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Among respondents who did not hire fresh graduates in the past 12 months, the most common reason for not hiring fresh graduates is “No vacancies suitable for fresh graduates” (76%), followed by “Lack of experience” (52%) and “Not stable” (32%).

Remark: Multiple answers are allowed and sum of percentages may not equal 100%

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