ERIC Number: ED470916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
2001/02 Employer Satisfaction Survey.
The Alberta Learning 2001/02 Employer Satisfaction Survey assessed 2,003 Alberta employers' satisfaction with graduates from Alberta's learning system. The results and survey methodology were considered accurate within 2.2%. According to the survey, 40% of employers have hired recent graduates from Alberta's learning system. Employers that have more than 10 employees, are located in major cities, and operate in the education services or health/social services industries were most likely to hire recent graduates. Ninety percent of employers who hired recent graduates were satisfied with them overall. Among the various nonsubject attributes examined, employers were most satisfied with the recent graduates' ability to work with others. Roughly half (49%) of the Alberta employers reported providing assistance for education and training. Seventy-five percent of the employers of recent graduates agreed that Alberta's learning system responds to their needs by providing an adequate supply of graduates who enter the workforce with appropriate skills. Among all employers, 81% were satisfied with graduates' ability to learn at work and 75% were satisfied with graduates' general skills and knowledge. Sixty percent of the employers indicated that they had not hired any recent graduates in the past 2 years. An overview of the study methodology and previous research is appended. (Contains 13 tables.)(MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Programs, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations, Health Services, High School Graduates, Job Performance, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Satisfaction, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Training
For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/department/satisfaction/EmployerSur veyReport.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Environics West.
Identifiers - Location: Canada