On-campus visits with graduating students topped the list of recruitment methods Indian employers use when seeking new graduate business hires: 72 per cent of Indian companies expected to recruit candidates on-campus in 2012. Employee referrals (69 per cent) were the second most popular recruitment method Indian companies employ, followed by hiring of former and current interns (48 per cent), use of online job search tools (48 per cent), and company websites (45 per cent).
99 per cent of the class of 2012 Indian B-school graduates targeted companies in Asia for their job search. 12 per cent searched for jobs in the US, 8 per cent in Western Europe, and 6 per cent in Middle East.
Although median MBA starting salaries in the APAC region are lower than those in the US, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of APAC employers plan to raise their MBA hire starting salaries above the rate of inflation.