Realizing the latent potential in the part-time student workforce

Evans, Carl and Richardson, M. (2016) Realizing the latent potential in the part-time student workforce. Industry and Higher Education, 30 (4). pp. 253-256. ISSN 0950-4222

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The purpose of this article is to challenge employers to make the best use of the latent potential of their part-time student workforce and to retain this talent post-graduation. The authors report research which shows that increasing numbers of university students are working part-time alongside their degree studies, while at the same time businesses are becoming more explicit about their requirements for graduate entrants, specifying a range of traits, behaviours and soft skills. The authors argue that this developing scenario affords an opportunity for university students working part-time to develop skills and business-related knowledge that are desirable to their respective employers in the longer term. However, the desire to nurture and retain those individuals on graduation appears to be lacking. This paper concludes by challenging both employers and students to embrace a longer-term perspective for their mutual benefit.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: part-time working, graduate careers, graduate recruitment, managing talent
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Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 11:39

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