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Graduate Employability

McCabe, Thomas, J. (2015) Graduate Employability. In: Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 231-49. ISBN 9781137360090

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This chapter discusses graduate employment and examines the expectations of both employers and new graduates. We look at the skills, attributes and qualities required by new graduates entering a competitive labour market, examining how the transferable, soft and hard skills of new graduates can best be developed. We appraise the HRD challenges involved, and discuss the role of HRD practitioners in developing the skills of new graduates and in developing graduate employability. We then examine the role of government, employers' representatives, universities, colleges and graduates themselves in developing the skills and the experience necessary to gain and remain in employment. Finally, the chapter ends by examining recent trends in graduate employment and looks at developments in graduate recruitment and selection and future growth areas.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Graduate Employment
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ni Mhaicin
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 19:31
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 09:08

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