Hiring Graduates The Challenges – Business Intelligence Info

With30%ofcompaniesexpectingtohiremoregraduatesin2015thaninpreviousyears,UKorganizationshaveexpressedconcernsaboutsourcinggraduatesthathavesufficientpeopleskills。

NewresearchfromHayGrouprevealsthatasmanyas80%ofHRdirectorsfeelthatrecruitinggraduateswithsufficientpeopleskillsisachallenge。

Arecompaniesthataretakingonnewgraduatesjustcausingthemselvesmoreheadaches,oraregraduatesworthinvestingin?

Asyoumightexpect,employersandgraduatestakeadifferentviewonthesituation。

Statisticsshowthat90%ofHRdirectorsbelievethatemployeeswhohavegoodpeopleskillshaveagreatercommercialimpact,and83%disclosedthatgraduateswhodidn’thavethenecessaryemotionalandsocialskillswouldnotbecomehighperformers。

Counteringthis,69%ofgraduatessaidthatsoftskills“getinthewayofgettingthejobdone”andbelievedthattheywouldsucceedintheirjobroleirrespectiveofthis。

Aretechnicalskillsmoreimportantthanpeopleskillsintheworkplace?

AnyHRdirectorworththeirsaltwillsaythatfirstandforemost,applicantsneedtohavetherighttechnicalcapabilitiesinordertosucceed,butpeopleskillsshouldn’tbeoverlooked。

While76%ofHRdirectorswereconcernedthatgraduateswerenotpreparedfortheworkplace,DavidSmith,aconsultantatHayGroup,commentedthatgraduateshavethepotentialtodevelopsoftskillsonthejob。

Hesaid,“It’snowdowntoorganizationstorecruitanddevelopgraduatesintherightway,sotheyappreciatetherolethese‘softer’skillsplayintheirowndevelopmentandthevaluetheyoffertothebusiness。



ButthismayalsosuggestthatwhatthecurrentstockofHRdirectorsandwhatnewgraduatesconsidertobepeopleskillscouldbequitedifferent。

Whilegraduatesmayhavetherightapproachwhendealingwithothergraduates,theyneedtimetosettleintothecompanycultureandtopickuponthepeopleskillsthatareexpectedofthembyseasonedemployees。

Aregraduatesworththeinvestment?

Itcostsbusinessesbetween£500-£1000totakeonanewgraduate。

Itseemsthatbusinessesaredoingtheirbesttoprovidetraininginordertoboostpeopleskills。

91%ofHRprofessionalsbelievethattheirorganizationhasadequatetrainingand83%saythattheirmanagersdedicatemoretimetodevelopingpeopleskillsthantechnicalskills。

Howlongdoesittakeforgraduatestoreachproficiencyinpeopleskills?

There’snofasttrackhere。

Themajorityofbusinessesexpectitwilltakebetweensixmonthstotwoyearsforgraduatestogainthepeopleskillsneededtoperformeffectivelyforthebusiness。

Lookingtothefuture,HRaren’tallthatconfidentingraduateseither。

77%areconcernedforthefutureleadershipoftheirorganizationbasedonthesoftskillsoftheircurrentgraduateemployees。

YetperhapsgraduatesmarkanewdirectionforbusinessesandwillhaveagreaterimpactthanHRdirectorsgivethemcreditfor。

Graduatesarethefuture

By2020,wecanexpectthatMillennialswillmakeup50%oftheworkforceandmanyofthemwillberecentgraduates。

Organizationsneedtoputstrategiesinplacetomakethebestoftheskillsthateachindividualintheirworkplacehas,whethertheyareaseasonedemployeeoranewgraduate。

Successfulcompaniesknowthevalueoftheirwholeteam。

ThepostHiringGraduates:TheChallengesappearedfirstonTalentCulture。

Formoreinsightoneffectivehiringpractices,see4WaystoTakeAdvantageoftheTalentEcosystem。

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