An Employability Assessment of Fresh Business Graduates in Kuala Lumpur from the Perspective of Employers
Subaashnii Suppramaniam1, Patrick Han Kok Siew2, Gainedenova Ainara3
1Subaashnii Suppramaniam, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.
2Patrick Han Kok Siew, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.
3Gainedenova Ainara, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 307-317 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2160017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This research paper attempts to investigate the graduate labor market from an employer-oriented perspective. This is analyzed in line with the perceptions from various Business Enterprises in Malaysia who are the possible employers of these graduates. A survey is attempted via the distribution of a questionnaire to the Small, Large and Medium Business Enterprises in Kuala Lumpur. The analysis is bound to show the relationship between the Employability Skills of Fresh Business Graduates and satisfaction of employers with said skills. The objectives of this paper were: (i) To identify the Employability skills gap present among Fresh Business Graduates and Employer Perspectives in Kuala Lumpur; (ii) To identify the current employers’ satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the skills of the existing graduate employees. This would possibly give chances for academicians to judge the existing degree curriculum and recognize the identifiable needs of the Malaysian employers and to be able to respond and cater to the market needs.
Keywords: Employability, Skills.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences