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


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


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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Employment; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Workplace education and training; Employers; Employees; Entry into working life; Labour force; Job skill; Skill upgrading; Outcomes of education and training; Case study; On the job training

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

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

Physical description: 22 p.

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ISBN: 082370954X

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 123.660

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