Grads

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Non-cognitive skills – Much more associated with graduates’ occupational status, especially with managerial occupations, than cognitive skills

While the effect of education and experience on labour market outcomes has been widely studied, the literature that analyses the influence of human capital competencies (talents, skills, and capabilities) is still relatively scarce. Using cross-sectional data from the REFLEX Project, we investigate the effect of personal competencies (both cognitive and non-cognitive) on two labour market … Continue reading

Social Sciences and Humanities Grads in Canada – Many face challenging career transitions

Thousands of students graduate from Canadian post-secondary institutions each year with an undergraduate degree in the social sciences or humanities (SSH). While most go on to a wide range of rewarding careers, many face challenging career transitions as they struggle to define their career paths and expectations and establish themselves in the labour market. These transition-related … Continue reading

Integration of University-Educated Immigrants in Canada – Pre-landing Canadian work experience plays an increasing role

International students are increasingly regarded as an important group of young and well-educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. In December 2015 there were 353,000 international students with a valid study permit in Canada, up from 84,000 in December 1995. Of the international students admitted to Canada in the early 2000s, 25% became permanent … Continue reading

Grads in France – They obtain on average about 82% of their potential earnings after three years

It is no longer the norm for an individual leaving full-time education in France to obtain a job on a standard employment contract. Typically a young person will spend a number of years moving between fixed-term contracts, special employment measures and, in some cases, unemployment1. However young persons do not remain young, and at some … Continue reading

Gen Z in US – New college graduates wanting to work for large companies

As the first crop of Gen Z talent joins the future workforce, new grads hold traditional work values with a digital spin. For the first time in years, there is an uptick in the number of new college graduates wanting to work for large companies. They are willing to commit and ready to roll up … Continue reading

Grads in US – 51 Percent feel underemployed

Why do new college graduates end up so disillusioned, underemployed and undervalued after a couple years of work? The Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study highlights the disparity between new graduate expectations and the reality of the working world, and examines how employers can improve the employee experience to attract and retain top … Continue reading

Grads in UK – A significant difference between their expectations and their experiences

For the second year in a row, the results of the Accenture Strategy UK University Graduate Employment Study highlight a significant difference between the expectations of new university graduates and the experiences of recent graduates. The class of 2016 is entering the workforce with confidence in how they have been prepared and great expectations for … Continue reading

Higher Education and Job in India – 27 Grads for each new job

The discourse on jobs has captured popular imagination in recent months. The availability of reliable data on employment in India, on the other hand, has always been sparse but we have culled out data from various government surveys (Labour Bureau, National Sample Surveys), from the Central Bank, the IT industry body and others to arrive … Continue reading

Overqualified Grads in US – 25 percent in 2015 based on a “good-fit jobs” approach

Recent studies have claimed that as many as 48 percent of college graduates are overqualified for the jobs they have, but this figure seems inconsistent with their comparatively higher earnings relative to earnings of workers without a college degree. To obtain that high mark, those studies classify many occupations that pay well as being a … Continue reading

Graduate Outcomes in UK – For all subjects by university

Employment outcomes across HEIs and subjects Figure 5 shows the distribution of each institution’s proportion of graduates in sustained employment, further study or both five years after graduation. While median proportions lie consistently between 75% and 85% across subjects, there is significant variation within subjects. For Subjects Allied to Medicine (excluding Nursing), for example, the … Continue reading

Millennials in US – The share of college-educated young adults in today’s workforce is higher than ever before

As U.S. college graduates earn their bachelor’s degrees and enter the job market this month, data from the Census Bureau show that the share of college-educated young adults in today’s workforce is higher than ever before. Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, according to a Pew … Continue reading

Class of 2017 in US – Underemployment rates among young graduates have improved but remain higher than before the recession began

After years of elevated unemployment and depressed wages, young graduates’ economic prospects have finally begun to brighten. Members of the Class of 2017 have better job prospects than their peers who graduated in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Unemployment rates for young high school and young college graduates have returned to within one percentage … Continue reading

Graduates’ Career Planning – What behaviours, factors and characteristics determine graduate outcomes?

The study examined a cohort of UK domiciled students who completed their full-time undergraduate study in 2011/12 and were aged 18-21 at the outset of their study. The cohort consisted of 7,500 students drawn from 27 institutions. This study combined data from the 6 month Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey with data … Continue reading

Cities in UK – They should support economic growth to attract and retain a greater number of graduates, then it needs to

Attracting and retaining talent is increasingly critical for the success of city economies as the UK continues to specialise in ever more high-skilled, knowledge- intensive activities. And this is a big challenge for many of our cities. While the UK’s great universities are spread around the country, many graduates head straight for the bright lights … Continue reading

Going to University in UK – So what skills ‘premium’, if any, do individuals gain from it ?

With nearly three-in-five graduates in the UK working in non-graduate jobs, the UK has one of the highest levels of self-reported over-qualification amongst its graduates in Europe. So what skills ‘premium’, if any, do individuals gain from going to university? And with the UK not producing enough of the highly skilled jobs for our graduates … Continue reading

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