The Global Employability University Survey

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The longest running and largest survey of employers  worlwide on Higher Education performance. Its objective is  to identify what are the key skills of a “ready to work graduate” from the   recruiters point of view ?:  

  • it measures the importance, satisfaction and gaps of skills and competencies for graduate performance now and in the future. It also evaluates employers expectations towards universities and how can companies support universities in their efforts to develop the employability of their graduates.

  • In a competitive environment increasingly impacted by the globalization of the higher education market and the digitalization of the global economy, what strategy should universities adopt to meet the demands of the market in a sustainable way? How can higher education institutions improve their brand’s attractiveness among recruiters and students, affirm their leadership and find their unique position in the market - considering their specific strengths and weaknesses? And how to measure, monitor and evaluate this performance.

  • Previous editions have centered on the following topics:

    • 2011/2012 Edition:  The Ideal Young Graduate

    • 2013 Edition  : The Ideal University

    • 2014 Edition : The University of Tomorrow

    • 2015 Edition : The Globalization of  Higher Education

    • 2016 Edition : A New Landscape in Higher Education

    • 2017 Edition : Digital transformation and its impact on university  performance

    • 2018 Edition : Forging new relations between universities and companies

The 9th Edition of the  Global Employability University Survey

Companies & universities : preparing graduates for the disruption of the digital workplace 

According to different studies it is considered that in 15 years between 25% and 40% of existing jobs in developed economies will  have disappeared. How can HE institutions  evolve to meet this challenge and prepare young graduates to adapt to this disruptive working place and for the jobs of tomorrow ?

In order to find out we asked an independent polling institute Trendence to canvass more than 3200 recruiters worldwide and give their point of view and solutions as seen from the corporate world. Here are some of the main points we learned  from their answers which were remarkably similar (with a few exceptions of course )  whatever their country of origin :

  • Digitalization seems at the heart of the ongoing disruption of the workplace and is becoming an important part of the challenges Higher Education has to face.

  • Higher Education is at a crossroad too, facing competition locally and globally, in the need to maintain a traditional role while being on the edge of change, with employability as a strategic goal.

  • Although recruiters are basically satisfied with the efforts universities are producing, the demand for graduates with social competencies and scientific attitudes will most likely continue to grow, increasing the gap between current skills university graduates have acquired and the skills needed for success in the workplace.

  • Recruiters massively think that companies have a significant role to play  in supporting universities to prepare graduates in learning and thriving continuously in a disruptive working environment, although, right now, cooperation is in general quite limited.

  • However, about a quarter of the companies already offer digital-based workshops; in the future, the number will increase. Whether in the context of digital based workshops between students and companies, or in the support of start ups or the use of digital training instruments.

  • Other forms of cooperation will continue to gain in importance to increase benefits to graduates, companies and universities

This research work aggregating 10 years of data is a unique and very powerful source of information providing guidance for experts and professionals in Higher Education

If you are interested in  the survey key findings  report  for the 2019 edition , the 2019 digital report and key findings from the past 9 editions, please fill in the contact form  here 

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