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New Grad Hires: Ready and Willing, but Are They Able?

The AMA Moving Ahead newsletter tells us something that isn't terribly new: New Grad Hires: Ready and Willing, but Are They Able?.  Companies are hiring, but

Two-thirds (63%) of employers say college graduates lack essential skills to succeed in today’s global economy, according to a report by the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). “College graduates will need much more cross-disciplinary knowledge and an advanced set of communication and analytical skills to apply their knowledge to real-world problems,” concludes the report.

I heard this when I came out of college over twenty years ago, and I assume it was the same twenty years before that.  Get over it already!

The solution is to hire people who have the general skills, capability, and/or experience you need and then train them in the missing aspects.  That's the way it has always been.

Break out the WIP

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