Discrepant stakeholder perspectives on graduate employability strategies

Kinash, Shelley, Crane, Linda, Judd, Madelaine-Maree, and Knight, Cecily (2016) Discrepant stakeholder perspectives on graduate employability strategies. Higher Education Research & Development, 35 (5). pp. 951-967.

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Abstract

A literature review identified 12 strategies that have been empirically linked to improvements in graduate employability. A survey methodology was used to investigate self-reported use and/or perspectives on these strategies among four stakeholder groups. The following questions were asked: to students – What strategies are you using to improve your graduate employability; to graduates – What strategies did you use to improve your employability?; to higher education career development professionals and educators – Which of the following employability strategies do you provide for students?; and to employers – Which of the following strategies undertaken by students does your organisation value when recruiting graduates? Across the four stakeholder groups, 705 responses were received and analysed. The key findings were discrepancies between the strategies reported in the literature and those indicated in the surveys, as well as discrepancies between stakeholder groups in regard to which strategies were indicated.

Item ID: 45001
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-8366
Keywords: discrepancies, employers, graduate employability, graduates, higher education, stakeholders, strategies, students
Funders: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (AGOLT)
Projects and Grants: AGOLT SP13-3239
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 01:18
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment @ 100%
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