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Employers seek graduates with 'soft skills'

    More employers are looking for graduates with good communication skills, confidence, analytical skills and the ability to be ‘a good team player’.

A survey of 198 employers revealed that so-called ‘soft skills’ were more in demand than technical knowledge when recruiting from the graduate work-force.
However, the research also indicated that this changed two years into the job, when knowledge became increasingly important.

CBI head of education and employment policy, Rob Wall, said that CBI findings had showed 89% of British firms had regarded attitudes to work and character as the most important factor when recruiting graduates.

You can read the full blog at HR Grapevine

As the skills shortage continues to increase at alarming rates, Hewett Recruitment works close with the University of Worcester and other local colleges to support graduates across the region helping them to develop these softer skills. Laura Hewett, one of our IT & Technical specialists writes a feature blog on how it’s a great time to be a graduate.

Louise Hewett Managing Director of Hewett Recruitment was also invited to join the business school panel at the University to specifically focus on developing the business school curriculum to ensure it addressed ‘employability skills’ in the future, and that students would be equipped with these vital skills employers are now expecting graduates and students to demonstrate when entering the workplace.


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