A York University study confirms that college grads entering the employment sector aren't quite ready for the tasks ahead of them.
NPR talked to the professors behind the study:
"What we found, was that there are a set of qualities, characteristics that these people would like to see in new college graduates," says David Polk, a York College professor. "Unfortunately, they tend to be lacking."
Those qualities include the ability to communicate and listen respectfully, motivation to finish a task and attention to appearance.
Researchers also found that graduates embodied a discernible sense of entitlement -- for, say, multiple weeks of vacation or rapid promotions.
York is working to better prepare its students for the workplace, urging them to ditch their flip-flops and cell phones and commit to their jobs.
LISTEN to the report on NPR.
What do you think? Does this study hold water? Comment below.
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