Digital globalisation and graduate careers: Work-readiness as the new frontier

Loughborough University Report

IAN HERBERT AND STEPHANIE LAMBERT
GLOBAL SOURCING RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY, UK

July 2017

Work-readiness employability

  • Middle-office jobs which provide the formative experience to professional careers are being offshored.
  • Employers report that talent-pipelines into mid-level, knowledge-based roles are drying up!
  • Higher education has raised employability levels, but the bar has been raised again. In a digitally-connected world, work can be moved to the ‘cheapest place on earth’!
  • Graduates now need to be employable to get the job, and also work-ready to do the job in the face of declining graduate training programmes and overseas competition.
  • Universities have an ethical responsibility to ensure that their students can compete in a global market and build sustainable careers.

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Loughborough University Report

Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert gained extensive experience in accounting and general management roles in industry before moving to higher education in 1990. He teaches accounting and financial management on under-graduate and post-graduate courses.

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