Nov 11 2021

Arden Dean involved in employability skills research for CMI

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A leading Arden academic has been involved in generating a new research piece for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Dilshad Sheikh, Dean of the Faculty of Business at Arden University, was interviewed by the CMI as part of their research project: Work Ready Graduates: Building Employability Skills for a Hybrid World. 

The report, shedding new light on the current landscape of employability skills for graduates, brings together feedback from academics in Higher Education Institutions (HEI), employers and undergraduate students.

Among the key takeaways are the findings that: employability skills are as important as ever, with nearly 80% of employers under the impression that graduates are not arriving fully equipped with the skills they need to be work-ready, students need to be able to stand out in a digital and hybrid world, and that demonstrating employability skills is not enough; these skills must be underpinned with general career management support (which appears to be lacking).

As a result, CMI have introduced a Career Diagnostic Tool, with the intention of support both learners and academics to help build employability skills for a hybrid world.

The full report is available to read here: 

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