The Global Employability Survey is an online survey conducted amongst recruiters in 20 countries worldwide with the objective of determining what makes the ideal graduate on a longer term.
The survey focuses on the following subjects:
- What qualities should the ideal graduate have?
- What qualities make a graduate more employable in the long run?
- Which universities produce the best graduates in the world?
The RankingEmerging Employability University Ranking.
Graduate – Employability: Partnership is key to success
“Many employers still feel that graduates are missing key skills when they leave university. We take a look at some of the ways MathWorks is collaborating with universities to bridge the skills gap between education and industry.” writes Keri Allan in Bridging the skills gap on eandt.theiet.org. “Mathworks works closely with both universities and industry as its computational tools, which include MATLAB and Simulink, are … Continue reading »
India – Employability of MBA graduates at dismal low
Employability of MBA graduates across specialisations is at a dismal low, says the National Employability Report MBA Graduates, Annual Report 2012 by Aspiring Minds. While employability is below 10% for functional role in the field of HR, marketing or finance, in business consulting roles, it is as low as 2.5%. The study also revealed that … Continue reading »
India – Only 25% graduates have employability skills
Voicing concern over lack of employability skills among graduates, Minister of State for HRD and External Affairs E Ahamed said that only 25 per cent of them are employable. “Of late, employability of graduates coming out of our educational system is becoming a matter of great concern. I am told only 25 per cent of … Continue reading »
Canada | Some 40 pc of Canadian university graduates aged 25 to 29 are employed in low-skill jobs
Canada’s skills gap has been brought into increasing focus by the large numbers of unfilled jobs which coexists with high youth unemployment. Last summer, a report commissioned by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives stated that Canada is falling behind in the global skills race. The answer, according to many university presidents, is more money … Continue reading »
Brit Grads – 40% failing to get graduate-calibre posts
Britain’s graduates face an increasingly challenging jobs market, with 40% failing to get graduate-calibre posts more than two years after leaving education, around twice the proportion of their peers a decade earlier, according to a study of recent ex-students’ career paths. Overall, the vaunted graduate salary premium, a key argument in persuading would-be students to … Continue reading »
Harvard – MIT produce most ‘employable’ graduates
Harvard topped the chart of universities around the world that were ranked based on the “employability” of their graduates. MIT ranked seventh worldwide, while Boston University ranked 17th. The chart, entitled “What the job market wants,” was published today by the New York Times, which said an online survey was compiled by Emerging, a human … Continue reading »
India – Employability – A disconnect between what the industry needs and what the students learn
Puneet Mishra, director of Ambition Institute of Technology in Varanasi, is a worried man. He is concerned that a majority of engineering graduates in India are not employable. There is a disconnect between what the industry needs and what the students learn, he said, as the curricula are not upgraded frequently enough to match the … Continue reading »
Survey | Graduates in vocational subjects most likely to find advantage in looking for employment
In a recent survey, Gaby Atfield and Kate Purcell found in Futuretrack Stage 3 Working Paper 4: The fit between graduate labour market supply and demand that graduates who were studying vocational subjects were most likely to believe that the subject they had studied would be an advantage in looking for employment. Sixty per cent of respondents studying subjects allied to … Continue reading »
Nigeria – Boosting Graduates’ Employability Skills
Following the persistent outcry about the poor quality of Nigerian graduates, who are said to be unemployable, Poise Graduate Finishing School, a subsidiary of Poise Nigeria, has introduced an employability skills certification programme known as PSENSE. The PSENSE test, which was designed in collaboration with Biddle Consulting, US, is aimed at solving the recruitment challenges … Continue reading »
History Degree | Employability : History students consider that degree provides important transferable skills
In his report International Students in History: A Comparative Study of First-Year Transition, 2009-2010, M.H.Beals surveys students on the impact of their higher education in History on their employability. Students were asked about whether or not their history degree would help them to get a job after graduation, either indirectly or directly. The Indirect Value of a … Continue reading »
Top 10 skills and competencies: teamwork : graduate jobs, careers, recruitment TARGETjobs
The message from employers is clear: academic qualifications alone are not enough to get you a graduate job. They want to see evidence of your employability skills – the competencies that will enable you to contribute well in the workplace. But what are these key skills, and how do you show you have them? To … Continue reading »
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