Community Newsletter – August 2023

Hi Community! We hope you’re doing well, taking care, and enjoying your summer. We’ll fill you in on all things recruiting, the labor market, and more. By the way, we are putting together our event schedule for Q4. Interested in speaking or have an idea for a topic, submit it here. As always, we promise to keep it brief and interesting!
Labor Market

U.S. Jobs Report Key Takeaways

  • The unemployment rate stood at 3.5%, slightly lower than expected, with  job gains in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and wholesale trade.
  • Job growth in July fell short of expectations, indicating a potential slowdown in the U.S. economy, though not necessarily a recession, according to the Labor Department’s report.
  • Nonfarm payrolls increased by 187,000, slightly below the anticipated 200,000, but still an improvement from the revised June figure of 185,000.

— Read The Full Jobs Report


University & Emerging Talent Recruiting

URx Leaders Summit 2023

URx Leaders Summit, our annual retreat for University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Leaders returns December 7-8 in San Diego. Make sure to register and take advantage of  Early Bird Tickets through August 25. We’ve increased our capacity to 100 tickets but as with last year this  event will sell out. This is an experience  you do not want to miss,  see for yourself

—  Grab Your Early Bird Ticket

Recruiting Tools & Products

Provide Feedback, Win a Gift Card

Community members have shared with us how valuable the #recruiting-products channel (not in slack? Join us) has been for researching recruiting tools and gaining insight into various use cases, pricing and more.  Your experiences matter and we would love to hear your thoughts on the products you use everyday. Your honest reviews help us provide guidance to community members. Please share your insights today by providing us with a review of the product you have used and  love (or could do without) by completing this quick 2 minute survey

— Provide a Product Review



OneReq Connect: London Recap

Our first EMEA community event was a hit! We brought together over 25 community members to discuss on-campus recruitment strategies, diversity hiring, and scaling programs for global companies in regions across the world. It was amazing to have conversations from an EMEA first perspective! Our event drew a lot of interest and the highlight as always was the networking. We will be back in London this Fall/Winter with a OneReq Connect bringing together industry recruiters. 

— Stay in the loop for OneReq Connect: London


Community Insight 

H1 2023 Benchmarking Survey | University Recruiting

The results are in! Our H1 Benchmarking Survey (formerly URx Benchmarking Survey) represents 46 companies in the University Recruiting/Emerging Talent field. 
 Key Takeaways:

  • Nearly 70% of respondents leverage a rubric, leveling guide or job architecture framework to evaluate intern performance. 
  • 54% of respondents experienced a decrease in 2023 intern headcount from 2022. ‘
  • Of those who hire new grads, 59% experienced a decrease in 2023 new grad headcount from 2022. Of those who hire new grads, 16% of respondents have had to rescind new grad offers
  • 48% of respondents are partnering with diversity-focused organizations (decreased from the 62% we saw in Q4 2022).4

 — Click Here to Take the Survey and Receive the Full Report

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Talent Acquisition Jobs

Featured jobs from the OneReq Slack #jobs channel:

News: What We’re Reading

Partner Updates


As you head into peak recruiting events season, this Guide to Virtual Recruitment Events  from RippleMatch may be helpful.


As the summer winds down, the next big challenge awaits: converting your best interns into full-time employees. We hosted a webinar around best practices to supercharge your intern-to-FTE conversion experience. Give it a listen here!

 Thanks to all of our community partners for their ongoing support. Learn more about how they can support your work by visiting the OneReq Product Marketplace featuring a growing list of recruiting & DEI products.

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