ERIC Number: ED480931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
What Skills Do Employers Think Are Most Important? Research Report 2002-08.
Belcheir, Marcia J.
To better understand the perceptions of employers of Boise State University, Idaho, graduates, a survey was conducted of local employers who were mentioned at least twice in graduate survey data. Of the 102 employers sent surveys, 74 replied. Local employers were generally pleased with Boise State graduates preparation for the workforce, according to a recent survey. More than 90% were satisfied with each of the 19 skill areas included in the survey. Employers were most satisfied with graduates levels of preparation in reading, interacting easily with others, and working effectively with team members. Employers also rated how important each skill was in their business environments. Top rated skills included possessing a good work ethic, listening intelligently, thinking through problems, and working effectively with team members. In addition to the university-wide results, the report includes data tables for education, business, human services, health, and engineering. (Contains 1 figure and 15 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID. Office of Institutional Assessment.