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Employer demands from business graduates

Journal Article
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
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 th...

Working together? Research into the role of inter-agency co-operation in improving employability

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., Dutton, M. & McCracken, M. G. (2006)
Working together? Research into the role of inter-agency co-operation in improving employability. Labour Market Bulletin. 20, 163-169
This report presents the findings of research commissioned by the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DELNI) and conducted by the Employment Research Ins...

Working together for employment and inclusion in Edinburgh : a baseline study.

Working Paper
McQuaid, R. W., Anastasiadou, C., Fuertes, V., Greig, M., Lindsay, C. & Wise, S. (2005)
Working together for employment and inclusion in Edinburgh : a baseline study.

Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements

Journal Article
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Caddell, M. (2015)
Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in higher education, 16(2), 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787415574049
Students can benefit from applying their emerging skillsets through a work placement, both in terms of consolidating their learning and in gaining a better appreciation of the...

Can Pay, Should Pay? Comparing employer and student outcomes of paid and unpaid work opportunities

Presentation / Conference
Smith, C. F., Smith, S., & Irving, C. (2013, April)
Can Pay, Should Pay? Comparing employer and student outcomes of paid and unpaid work opportunities. Paper presented at HEA STEM Conference, Birmingham, UK
In a time of high youth unemployment, when relevant work experience is often cited as the most important factor in finding a graduate job, computing students are being advised...

Can pay, should pay? Exploring paid and unpaid work opportunities from employer and student perspectives.

Conference Proceeding
Caddell, M., McIlwhan, R., Irving, C., Smith, C. F., & Smith, S. (2012)
Can pay, should pay? Exploring paid and unpaid work opportunities from employer and student perspectives
Within current university-focused discussions around how to enhance and support student employability, considerable emphasis has been placed on gaining work experience, either...

Commercial Competency and computing students: using the Skills Framework for the Information Age in higher education.

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, T. (2013)
Commercial Competency and computing students: using the Skills Framework for the Information Age in higher education. In Frontiers in Education Conference, 2013 IEEE, 286-292. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6684833
Commercial acumen has emerged recently as a third aspect of employability which employers expect from computing graduates, in addition to technical capability and "soft skills...

The 'Employability Gap': towards an understanding of the relationship between long-term unemployment, employability and barriers to work

Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W., & Lindsay, C. (2000)
The 'Employability Gap': towards an understanding of the relationship between long-term unemployment, employability and barriers to work
This paper seeks to identify the main barriers limiting the employability of long-term unemployed job seekers. Employability (according to Hillage and Pollard’s, 1999, definit...

The ‘employability gap’: long-term unemployment and barriers to work in buoyant labour markets.

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., & Lindsay, C. (2002)
The ‘employability gap’: long-term unemployment and barriers to work in buoyant labour markets. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 20, 613-629. https://doi.org/10.1068/c22m
We analyse the main barriers limiting the employability of long-term unemployed job seekers within a local labour market characterised by generally high levels of demand. We u...

Job search success and employability in local labour markets.

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W. (2006)
Job search success and employability in local labour markets. Annals of Regional Science, 40, 407-421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00168-006-0065-7
This paper considers the relationship between an unemployed person’s employability and job search success. Using a broad employability framework (covering individual, personal...

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