10 May Bain fights back in the battle for MBA hires
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Keith Bevans has spent every week in a different country for the past six months, hunting for the best hires from business school campuses. “It’s not my job to reach every student,” says the head of MBA recruitment for Bain & Company, who is currently wrapping up the firm’s summer internship recruitment drive. “But it is my job to enable students to reach anyone they want at Bain.” Mr Bevans invests time criss-crossing the planet from his base in Chicago because his employer is fighting hard to lure top business school talent. Bain has long struggled to match the starting salaries of its larger rivals, McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, according to Jenny Rae Le Roux, managing director of Management Consulted, which compiles industry salary data.