Pasaran kerja hari ini menuntut graduan yang kompetitif untuk dipilih menggalas tanggungjawab di tempat kerja atau di lapangan. Antara ciri utama dan menonjol yang sangat genting ialah kemahiran insaniah (soft skills) seperti kebolehan berfikir secara kritis dan kemampuan berkomunikasi.
Justeru, bakal graduan mesti peka dengan keperluan semasa di pasaran kerja hari ini akibat daripada asakan globalisasi yang terus menerus berlangsung ke persekitaran sosial, ekonomi dan politik negara. Laporan berita BERNAMA semalam memberikan butiran lanjut mengenai isu ini.
Terima kasih kepada Sir Khuzaimi kerana berkongsi laporan ini yang dikutip dari The Star online.
Monday March 5, 2012
Local grads not up to mark
“This has resulted in six out of 10 graduates from Malaysian universities taking as long as six months to find a job.
“The other 40% take even longer,” said Haggag, whose company provides workforce solutions that include recruitment and training.
“Recruitment is a distinct challenge as the universities are churning out graduates who don’t have the requisite skills to enter the workforce.
“The lack of proficiency in English limits their ability to communicate beyond the borders of Malaysia and this lowers their confidence and curtails their ability to add value in the workplace,” he added.
Hong Leong Bank chief human resources officer Ramon Chelvarajasingam said many new graduates lacked the critical thinking skills required to keep up in a constantly changing and increasingly competitive world.
These days, most employers look for graduates with a high level of confidence who were exposed to niche areas outside their academic studies.
Prospect Consulting Sdn Bhd director Nina Adlan, who provides advisory services to educational institutions aiming to set up branch campuses in Malaysia, said she had observed “a disconnect”’ between what graduates state on their curriculum vitae and what they are like in reality.
“When we hire, we consider the way graduates converse and portray themselves to be more important than what’s in the CV.
“What’s the point in having good academic results when they can’t communicate, can’t conduct a proper conversation and have no confidence?” she asked. — Bernama