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Case studies to enhance graduate employability: Commercial employment enterprise
Learning and Teaching papers
  • Linda Crane, Bond University
  • Shelley Kinash, Bond University
  • Madelaine Judd, Bond University
  • Cecily Knight, James Cook University
  • Matthew McLean, Bond University
  • Kirsty Mitchell, Bond University
  • David Dowling, University of Southern Queensland
  • Ros Schwerdt, Bond University
  • Caroline Lovell, Bond University
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Crane, L., Kinash, S., Judd, M-M., Knight, C., McLean, M., Mitchell, K., Dowling, D., Schwerdt, R., & Lovell, C. (2015). Case studies to enhance graduate employability: Commercial employment enterprises. Sydney, Australia: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

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This is one in a series of case studies to enhance graduate employability. The theme of this case study is: • Employability for-profit business endeavours Graduate employability has traditionally been the sphere of higher education providers, employers and the students/ graduates seeking employment. However, as employment outcomes tighten and employers/higher education providers seek to maximise the effectiveness of their investment in strategies, it is important to consider the potential for other organisations to contribute to employability. An important consideration in this regard is the relatively recent emergence of commercial for-profit enterprises offering services to graduate job seekers and/ or employers. These typically take one of two forms or a combination of both. Most commonly, the services involve a range of psychometric testing to identify key strengths of individual job seekers measured against employability skills – this information can then assist the individual to identify and communicate those strengths and/or identify suitable career paths. Employers can use the tools to improve their recruitment strategies and identify internal staff development needs based on understanding the profiles of graduate employees.
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Linda Crane, Shelley Kinash, Madelaine Judd, Cecily Knight, et al.. "Case studies to enhance graduate employability: Commercial employment enterprise" (2015) p. 145 - 164
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