Title

Predictors of graduate employability in Indian information technology sector

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper elucidates a conceptual review of the predictors of graduate employability in the Indian information technology (IT) sector. Although this sector projects high manpower requirements in the forthcoming years, developing and seeking an employable workforce has been a challenge for the majority of recruiters. As low employability hits the sector, it becomes imperative to bridge this qualitative talent supply gap. Through a conceptual review of the literature, this paper examines the employability construct, the established models and frameworks of employability and the salient factors that influence graduate employability. Subsequently, a model is proposed depicting the predictors of graduate employability in the context of the information technology sector. The study concludes that technical skills, organisational knowledge, and personal and interpersonal skills, are significant predictors of graduate employability. These macro variables further comprise of micro variables. The propositions related to these constructs are delineated for subsequent research in this area.

ISSN

1465-6612

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Volume

17

Issue

3-4

First Page

247

Last Page

265

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

employability, employability predictors, employer demands, India., information technology sector, manpower requirements, manpower shortage, recruitment challenges, skill deficit, skill gap, skill shortage, talent gap, talent supply mismatch, unemployment

Scopus ID

85031282906

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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