Workforce Readiness: Competencies and Assessment

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important. Increasingly, companies are seeking to identify staff with potential for such leadership positions at the time of recruitment or very early in the graduate's career so that the necessary experience and professional development of the needed attributes may be provided before staff assume such positions. Management courses have typically been regarded as part of postgraduate programs. The trends identified suggest that the development of leadership and management skills and attributes might also become part of an undergraduate professional program.


ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The research reported in this chapter was commissioned by the Business/Higher Education Round Table whose support is gratefully acknowledged.


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