Wednesday, April 22, 2015

College and Careers: Employer Research Says..!

Employers want talented new hires who can readily contribute and be effective.

Parents want their son or daughter to be successful in the marketplace.

More and more, universities are looking to add value in readying students for careers.

A January 2015 research study compiled by Hart Research Associates for the American Association of Colleges & Universities, revealed some compelling information.  Of particular interest was employers' emphasis on skills.
...employers say that when hiring, they place the greatest value on demonstrated proficiency in skills and knowledge that cut across all majors. The learning outcomes they rate as most important include written and oral communication skills, teamwork skills, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings. Indeed, most employers say that these cross-cutting skills are more important to an individual’s success at their company than his or her undergraduate major.
This definitely reflects what I have been hearing from our recruiters over the past few years from our surveys.

Take a look at the survey to learn more.

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