How should employability skills be developed?

A recent report published by the Federation of Small Businesses suggests that school leavers don’t have the right skills for entering into employment. A huge 81% of business owners, for example, said they were ‘not very confident’ or ‘not at all confident’ that students leaving school at 16 have the right level of employability skills. Added to this, more than half called for this issue to become more of a priority in schools.

Yes, it’s clear that the education system does have a part to play, and initiatives such as work experience opportunities are important in the development of pupils. But, addressing a student’s employability skills shouldn’t solely be the responsibility of schools…

Read this artilce in full on our HRZone blog.

News Archive January 2013