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  • CERI Research Brief 1-2010: Under the Economic Turmoil a Skills Gap Simmers

Prior to the disruption within the U.S. economy, a result of the combined collapse of the housing and financial sectors in the fall of 2008, demand pressures were building within the college labor market in response to companies desperately seeking talent to replace their aging Boomer workforce…more

  • Starting Salary Offers Reported in Recruiting Trends 2009-2010

The set of starting salary tables has been prepared from information provided by employers responding to the 2009-2010 Recruiting Trends survey…RT Salary Report

  • Ready for Prime Time? How Internship and Co-ops Affect Decisions on Full-time Job Offers

This white paper explores an important question of how employees can leverage their interns and co-ops into full time employees. The paper describes the results from nearly 2400 interns and co-ops on their perceptions, attitudes, and reactions to their intern/co-op experiences…more

  • Handbook on Research Procedures, February 2002
  • Preparing for Performance: Enhancing Classroom/Workplace Readiness Among Undergraduate Populations, 1997, Phil Gardner, Vernicka Tyson, and Ernest Betts
  • Prepared to Perform?: Employers Rate Work Force Readiness of New Grads, 1997, Phil Gardner and Wen-Ying Liu
  • Excerpt: Employers say college students are poorly prepared for the new and changing workplace. Educators and career counselors agree there is a problem. However, these three groups fail to agree on the level of skills, competencies, knowledge, and behaviors college students need to achieve success in today’s constantly changing technological and demanding workplace.
  • International Study Abroad: Employers’ View of its Merits and Importances in Recruiting – A Brief Survey, 1997, CERI
  • Workplace Competencies More Than They Used to be! or The Use of Subject Judgment Indicators in Employee Selection/Student Development,  1996, Phil Gardner
  • Transitions to the Workplace: Expectations and Realities for Liberal Arts Graduates, 1996, Carol Lunney, Phil Gardner, and Ann Williams
  • Transitions: Understanding Economic and Workplace Changes at the End of the Century, Phil Gardner
  • Students’ Preparation for Transition: Linking Development, Assessment, and Evaluation, 1996, Phil Gardner
  • Nurturing “Valued Workers”: Training, Appreciating and Retaining Student Employers, 1996, Phil Gardner, Danielle L. McDole, and Linda G. Slagle
  • Success of On-Campus Recruiting: Establishing an Accountability Measure for a Career Service Activity, 1995, Phil Gardner and Wen-Ying Liu
  • The Second Interview Process: Views From Employers, Career Advisors, and Students, 1995, Phil Gardner
  • Managing The Transition Experience: A Bridge Between the First and Senior Years, 1995, Phil Gardner
  • A Longitudinal Investigation of Newcomer Expectations, Early Socialization Outcomes, and the Moderating Effects of Role Development Factors, 1995, Debra A. Major, Steve W. J. Kozlowski, Georgia T. Chao, and Phil Gardner
  • Abstract: This longitudinal study examined hypothesized moderating effects of role development on the link between unmet expectations and socialization outcomes. Data were collected from 248 new hires before organizational entry and at an average of 4 weeks after entry. Three role expectations -conflict, clarity, and acceptance- were measured at both data collections. Two role development constructs – leader-member exchange (LMX) and team-member exchange (TMX) – and three socialization outcomes – organizational commitment, turnover intention, and job satisfaction – were measured after entry. Results showed that met expectations. LMX, and TMX were significant predictors of all outcomes. In addition, LMX and TMX significantly moderated several relationships, such that favorable role development relationships with supervisors or work groups ameliorated the negative effects of unmet expectations. Research and applied implications are discussed.
  • Starting Salary Outcomes of Cooperative Education Graduates, Phil Gardner, David C. Nixon, Garth Motschenbacker
  • Pre-Screening: What Information is Used for Evaluating Candidates, Phil Gardner, Steve W. J. Kozlowski, and Brian M. Hultz
  • Learning the Ropes! Co-ops Do It Faster, Phil Gardner and Steven W.J. Kozlowski
  • Do I Really Need A College Degree For This Job? Research Note, 1995
  • The World of Work: A Report on the Career Development of Michigan State University College of Human Ecology Alumni, 1995
  • Faculty in a Time of Change: Job Satisfaction and Career Mobility, 1994, Kathryn M. Moore and Phil Gardner
  • Work and Student Life: An Examination of Student Employment, September 1994, Phil Gardner, Hilda Mejia Abreu, and Vernicka K. Tyson
  • More Alike Than Different: Early Work Experiences of Co-op and Non Co-op Engineers, 1993, Phil Gardner, Garth Motschenbacher
  • Excerpt: College students are inundated with messages from career counselors and employers on the need for career related work experiences gained prior to graduation. No better way exists to gain these experiences, some argue, than through experiential learning, such as cooperative education. It is expected and emphasized that these experiences will ease the transition from college to employment.
  • Modeling Early Career Salary Patterns: The Influence of the Co-op Experience, Phil Gardner and Garth Motschenbacher
  • Meeting Institutional Assessment Through Outcomes Surveys: Challenges in Changing Times, 1993, Phil Gardner and R. Sam Larson
  • Faculty in a Time of Change: Executive Summary, September 1992
  • It’s a Hard, Hard, Hard, Hard World!, 1992, Phil Gardner and Stephen Lambert
  • Career Plateaus and Career Pinnacles, December 1990
  • Plans for the Transition From College to Work by Hospitality Majors, January 1990, Terri Cardwell, Missy Gaiona, Angela Broadus, and Phil Gardner
  • Handbook on Research Procedures, 1990, prepared by the Research Committee MCPA in cooperation with The Collegiate Employment Research Institute
  • Five Year Summary: Reference Guide for Trends in Early Destinations of Michigan’s Bachelor Degree Recipients 1986-1990
  • From the Heart: A Career in Nursing, October 1989
  • Career Plateaus Among Managers, October 1989
  • Examination of the Conceptualization and Measurement of Career Plateau: A Comparative Analysis, February 1989, Georgia Chao and Phil Gardner
  • From the Heart: A Career in Nursing, 1989, Phil Gardner and Sue-Wen Lien
  • Selecting an Organization: How College Graduates Choose a Job, February 1989, Pat M. Walz, Georgia Chao, Phil Gardner
  • Excerpt: Several decades of research have focused on various aspects of the process by which an individual selects an occupation or career. Little effort has been made, however, to investigate how an individual selects one organization over another. The decision process for selecting a company of a corporation depends on its ability to attract new talent. Since college recruitment efforts provide more than 50% of the new qualified individuals hired each year, a better understanding of how graduating students select an organization for which to work is necessary. This report presents results from a study that attempted to examine this organizational decision process.
  • The Ideal Job Candidate: What Recruiters Would Like to See, 1988, Phil Gardner, Steve W.J> Kozlowski, and Angela Broadus
  • The Socialization and Assimilation of College Graduates: How New Hires Learn the Ropes, October 1988, Debra A. Major, David B. McKellin, Steve W. J. Kozlowski