The employability of higher education graduates: the employers’ perspective


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Author: Humburg, Martin; Velden, Rolf K. W. van der; Verhagen, Annelore


The point of departure of this study was a lack of information on the employers’ perspective on what makes graduates employable. The study uses an innovative approach to look at employers’ preferences for graduates, namely by simulating the selection process with hypothetical candidates. The responses from more than 900 employers in nine different European countries were complemented with in-depth interviews with employers as well as focus groups of relevant stakeholders in 12 European countries. The study provides insight into:„„ the major trends on the labour market for higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Employment; Students; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Outcomes

Keywords: Graduates; Employability; Recruitment; Skill needs; Institutional role; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2013

Physical description: vi, 131 p.

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ISBN: 9789279312366

Statement of responsibility: Martin Humburg, Rolf van der Velden, Annelore Verhagen

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 115.1221

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