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Employer demands from business graduates

  This paper reports on research carried out with employers to determine demand for graduate business and management skills in the Scottish workforce.
The research found that the factors which were most important to employers when recruiting graduates, with a business school first degree, were: personal attitude, employability skills, relevant work experience, and degree result. The most important transferable skills to employers when recruiting graduates were: trustworthiness, reliability, motivation, communication skills and a willingness to learn.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    11 January 2016

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Emerald

  • DOI:

    10.1108/et-02-2014-0017

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1108/ET-02-2014-0017

  • ISSN:

    0040-0912

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

Citation

McMurray, S., Dutton, M., McQuaid, R. W., & Richard, A. (2016). Employer demands from business graduates. Education and Training, 58(1), (112-132). ISSN 0040-0912

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Keywords

Employability; graduate; employment; skills; employers; students;

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