Employers Address College Grad Maturity
In their competitive search for new employees, many employers are improving the education they offer their workers and adjusting the amount of time they invest in their human capital, MindShift reports. Once the primary objective, obtaining a college degree is now second to building a strong foundation in core competencies and the potential for future career mobility.
MindShift (www.mindshift.com) conducted a survey of more than 500 HR professionals worldwide and found that only 1 in 10 companies (10%) in the “Satisfaction” category measure a student’s ability to perform on tasks written by the employer and complete them competently. When employers can measure their employees’ capabilities, they are more confident in hiring college graduates that show high competence as entry-level hires.
Considering that the very purpose of a college degree is to advance one’s skills and enhance one’s overall skill set, many would-be college grads may opt out of school to enter the working world. One study even found that respondents who expressed that they would be quitting college to become full-time employees reported significantly higher levels of satisfaction with their lives than those who reported that they planned to remain at school. With more employers opening their doors to new hiring, applicants seeking a degree may face a stronger scrutiny from prospective employers.