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Idea from Linda Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Ramping Up Recent Grads’ Business Skills


While concerns about the professionalism of recent grads have been aired in media outlets and chat rooms for some time, colleges and universities do spend some time helping to prepare students for the work world. Still, those first days and weeks in a “real job” can be disconcerting and grads may not have the specific experience or behaviors to fit within a company’s desired culture. That’s not on them. That’s on you. Steps to take to assess and develop desired skills among recent grads.


Linda Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP