Lessons from the UK Graduate Labour Market
AGCAS and ISE, UK. Two major graduate labour market reports were published in the last quarter of 2022. Elaine Boyes (Executive Director AGCAS), and Stephen Isherwood (ISE CEO), examine the state of graduate jobs market post-pandemic, the impact of diversity initiatives on graduate outcomes, and the outlook for graduates in 2023.
THE POWER OF SELF IN THE WORKPLACE
SAGEA, South Africa. The workplace can be a mystical place. A space that is often preserved for a specific version of ourselves. A version that is often described as professional, polite and wrapped in the goals and values of the powers that be. This well-intentioned wrapping is a safety net that directs you towards a version of success. It gives you purpose and process. This routine and structure feels safe and comforting. It serves as an effective way to cultivate a sense of ‘we’.
New research report benchmarks services, resources, and metrics of post-secondary career centres in Canada!
CACEE, Canada. As Senior Career Education Leaders, each year we make decisions on how to deploy staff, which tools and resources to purchase for our students, which services to continue or discontinue within our programming and core offerings and the kinds of metrics to track to measure our overall effectiveness as a career centre.
Do Graduate Destination Surveys Provide Careers Services with the Right Information?
NAGCAS, Australia. Destination surveys are important sources of information that enable governments and universities to assess outcomes of higher education. They also serve as labour market information for prospective students, who can choose to incorporate destination data into their occupational and educational decision making. In this post, I will be reflecting on the destination survey used in Australia, but my reflections and my questions are relevant for our profession internationally.
Majority of New College Graduates Will Work Virtually in Some Form
NACE, USA. The way we work has evolved thanks to COVID-19. People are changing jobs at rates like we have never before seen and seeking higher salaries, better benefits, and the ability to work remotely. In fact, many new college graduates may never see the inside of an office building, at least for their primary place of work.
QUANTIFYING THE SUCCESS FACTORS FOR A VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP
SAGEA, South Africa. Quantify Your Future (QYF) is a SAGEA project aimed at creating information and insights for students to enhance their understanding of new and emerging roles in the world of work. The momentum gained in the virtual world due to the pandemic presented an ideal opportunity for us to test the limits of a high touch virtual internship.
Healing from Covid-19 labour market scars
AGCAS & ISE, UK. At the start of the pandemic it was clear that there was an unprecedented impact on health, education, employment, and society in general, on a global scale. The magnitude of the recession caused by the pandemic is unparalleled in modern times. Gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 9.8% in 2020, the steepest drop since consistent records began in 1948. There’s no doubt that the pandemic has affected recent graduates’ experiences of finishing their university degrees and entering the next stage of their lives and, for many, their careers.
Added value for professional organizations and their members through competency frameworks.
CACEE, Canada. As the labour market evolves at a break-neck pace, career service professionals must stay nimble with their skills and abilities to maintain a strong bridge between students and industry. Professional associations are a key resource for updating knowledge and practices and enhancing the professional development of their members.
Aftershocks and Opportunities: Reimagining the world of Careers and Placement
AHECS, Ireland. The world of Career Services and Placement, like many aspects of life, was turned on its head circa March 2020. By 23rd March 2020 Northern Ireland was in full lockdown with only essential travel allowed and, on the 27th March 2020, Southern Ireland took similar measures. By April of the same year, Careers Divisions across Ireland North and South were having lengthy and complex discussions to assess the continuation of their services.
Career Ready? Illustrating Desired Competencies and Example Behaviors Help Students Get There
NACE, USA. In 2015, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) launched its career readiness initiative to provide career services and recruiting professionals as well as students with a common language and framework that could be used to discuss and work toward the successful transition from college to work. This included a set of competencies, each with its own definition, that employers value in employees regardless of the actual tasks and goals of the job.