Research Report

Attitudes to employability and talent

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Attitudes to employability and talent

Published September 2016

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Explores individuals’ and employers' attitudes towards employability and responsibilities for career development in the UK. It draws on data from focus groups with individuals working or looking for work, as well as surveys of HR practitioners and line managers from organisations of a range of sectors and sizes.

'As employability is underpinned by multiple, often situational,
factors, it is likely that there is a range of interpretations of
what being ‘‘employable’’ means to individuals and employers.’

Content of report

  1. What is employability?
  2. What is the role of employers in developing employability?
  3. Which factors influence organisational investment in development?
Key findings and conclusions
Appendix 1