The shifting sands of employability

Wilton, N. (2011) The shifting sands of employability. CESR Review, 4. pp. 2-5. Available from:

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The term ‘employability’ has gradually permeated the national consciousness, increasingly used across a variety of policy areas including higher education, social welfare and public finance. However, despite its offhand use in government policy discourse, employability is a problematic term with shifting and diverse meanings, holding different connotations for statisticians, economists, healthcare professionals, policymakers and HR managers. The purpose of this article is to discuss the development of alternative definitions of employability, the components that make up individual or collective employability and to discuss some of the problems associated with its use.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:employability, disadvantage, skills, labour markets
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:14530
Deposited By: Dr N. Wilton
Deposited On:16 May 2011 12:59
Last Modified:22 Jun 2016 13:24

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