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ERIC Number: EJ1141771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-21
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Equipped for Workplace Success?
Busteed, Brandon; Seymour, Sean
New England Journal of Higher Education, Mar 2017
Most employers hiring college graduates take it for granted that these candidates are more qualified than other potential employees who do not have a degree. Many job postings emphasize a college degree as a requirement for a position. There is longstanding evidence that people with college degrees make more money over their lifetime than those without a degree. Employers make a lot of assumptions about the value of a degree. But do they really know how to assess the quality of graduates' college experiences--or how those experiences influence how prepared these graduates are to be engaged, productive employees? Decades of Gallup research have demonstrated that engaged employees are more productive, are less likely to be absent, have lower turnover, have fewer safety incidents and are more productive and profitable. And findings from the Gallup-Purdue Index--a study of more than 30,000 college graduates--reveal some surprising connections between the experiences students have in college and whether they are engaged in their work after college. This article presents statistics on the "Big 6" college experiences that increase the odds that graduates will be engaged at work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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