Is long-term employment kicking back? There’s a lot about values and the need fro rethinking the HR function in this post. I believe it is so related to my recent post on the HRPS global conference (watch the video here: HRPS Video)
One of the important takeaways is that employers have unrealistic expectations for the skills of the hires they make out of college. They think these young people should be able to hit the ground running and are surprised and disappointed when they don’t. And to compound the problem, these employers are not investing in training initiatives to get the newly hired up to speed in the short term or effective in the long term. This is all pretty logical. It’s good data and if you plan on hiring entry level employees from the ranks of the newly graduated, you should read this.