Graduates don’t feel they need people skills

May 26, 2015

Research from global management consultancy Hay Group has revealed a significant gap exists between how important people skills are seen to be by businesses and by new graduates. The research found that 91% of business believe strong people skills deliver commercial impact, whereas 51% of graduates think they get in the way of getting the job done. In addition 61% of graduates believe technical skills are more important than people skills at work. Another mismatch being graduate expectation include around promotion and the reality as 45% of graduates expect to be promoted within their first six month when in face just 17% are promoted in this timeframe. It is thought the potential needs to be realised, however it’s now down to organisations to recruit and develop graduates in the right way.