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The ill-prepared US workforce: exploring the challenges of employer-provided workforce readiness training

Employers report hiring substantial numbers of new entrants who are poorly prepared, requiring additional company investment to improve workforce readiness skills. And while many employers provide workforce readiness or remedial training to bring their new entrants up to speed, many report less than strong results. The results of the survey accompanying this report raise the question whether compensating for poorly prepared new workforce entrants with on-the-job workforce readiness training is the most effective way to address the readiness gap. Taken as a whole, the survey results raise criti... Show more

Authors: Casner-Lotto, Jill; Rosenblum, Elyse; Wright, Mary

Published: New York, New York, Conference Board, 2009

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 22 p.

Access item: http://www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyFindings/Articles/Documents/BED-09Workforce_RR.pdf

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