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Career Guidance – Employers are making a difference

This report summarises data to look at how career guidance from employers and people in the workforce can help students to make better decisions regarding their future careers. Around the world, even in times of high youth unemployment, many employers struggle to find motivated young people with the skills and qualifications they need. And yet, … Continue reading

Employers and Higher Education in US – Broad learning is essential and participation in internships or apprenticeships gives an edge they say

Employers continue to endorse broad learning as essential to long-term career success. When hiring, executives and hiring managers place a high priority on graduates’ demonstrated proficiency in skills and knowledge that cut across majors, and hiring managers are closely aligned with executives in the importance that they place on key college learning outcomes. As noted … Continue reading

Europe’s Employer – Their attitudes towards the unemployed, especially on skills and employability, and the effectiveness of their contact with public employment services

Based on original polling across five European countries, this report explores employers’ views on a range of issues related to long-term unemployment – their attitudes towards the unemployed, especially on skills and employability, and the effectiveness of their contact with public employment services. Employers are central to resolving long-term unemployment: they will decide whether or … Continue reading

LinkedIn – The World’s 100 Most InDemand Employers: in 2014

The most sought-after employers in the World based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn’s 300M+ members. via The World’s 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014.

US College degree / Employers place more weight on experience, particularly internships and employment during school

Half of employers surveyed recently by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace said they had trouble finding recent graduates qualified to fill positions at their company or organization. Nearly a third gave colleges just fair to poor marks for producing successful employees. And they dinged bachelor’s-degree holders for lacking basic workplace proficiencies, like adaptability, communication skills, and the ability to solve complex problems. Continue reading

Skills Gap – Employers and Colleges Point Fingers at Each Other

For much of the first decade of the new millennium, Samuel J. Palmisano and A.G. Lafley led two of the biggest names in American business: IBM and Procter & Gamble. By the time they were named chief executive officers, the two iconic companies were in need of the makeovers the two leaders eventually helped engineer. … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia – Ministry warns employers: it is a violation of the Kingdom’s labor regulations to insist a woman should be unmarried

Ministry spokesman Hatab Al-Anazi said: “Some private companies are stipulating conditions such as a woman shall be recruited only if she is single or not pregnant if married. “It is against the regulations approved by the ministry.” Al-Anazi added the demand a woman worker should remain single is also against the Islamic law adopted by … Continue reading

Employer Strategies for an aging workforce

There are a number of reasons why employers should ensure that workers over the age of 50 remain actively employed with their organization. Nobody wants to lose good workers, and most in this age group have a wealth of experience within both their industry and their company. Many of them enjoy what they do and … Continue reading

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