I have been doing some work in India recently and have been talking to employers about the process of employing recent graduates and post-graduates. What came across loud and clear and often were comments that such graduates are not ‘work-ready’ because they lack the knowledge and skills to become an effective member of an organisation on day1.
Graduates knows (lots of) stuff … but they cannot do stuff.
This led the WCPS to collaborate on the latest book from the Institute of Productivity in the UK- Productivity and Employability skills – which helps develop some of the key organisation-related skills, but does so in the context of parallel and complimentary productivity improvement skills. Our belief is that we can help graduates ‘hit the ground running’ when they enter the world of work.
Because we are developing skills, the book is backed up by materials and exercises on the IoP website where they can develop skills and receive feedback.
If we can get into industry employable graduates who know something about the basic techniques of productivity improvement, then surely everyone wins.