According to global human resource consulting firm Aon Hewitt's Campus Study 2013, the economic slowdown hardly seems to have deterred employers from actively pursuing candidates through on-campus recruiting programs. The study findings revealed that there has been a steady flow of Pre-placement Interviews & Offers (PPIs and PPOs). In a year where concern about final placements has been high, the PPOs and PPIs offered at campuses gave some respite with many organisations using it as a strategy to spot and retain talent ahead of the placement season. For management graduates, on an average organisations reported offering 11 PPOs to interns and 19 PPIs for the 2013 batch. In comparison, B.Tech/B.Es average numbers of PPOs and PPIs were much higher with organisations offering 44 PPOs and 66 PPIs on an average for the 2013 batch.
With regards to compensation offers, majority of organisations reported no plans of increasing the fixed compensation for the 2013 batch of management graduates. Of the ones who did report an increment, the average increase was 9% both for Tier 1 and Tier 2 campuses.
Source: Aon Hewitt