Soft Skills for Sustainable Employment: Does It Really Matter?

Nusrat, M., & Naz, K. (2018). Soft Skills for Sustainable Employment: Does it really Matter?. International Journal Of Management And Economics Invention, 4(07), 1835-1837. https://doi.org/10.31142/ijmei/v4i7.03

3 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last revised: 3 Nov 2018

Abstract

A tremendous change has occurred in the professional world of learning. In order to develop a knowledge-based economy, a growing awareness about the importance of proper higher education has transpired in Bangladesh. Evidence from contemporary literature suggests that Soft Skill Attributes contribute to the sustainable employment of the business graduates significantly. This paper is based on descriptive and inferential research. The study has tried to identify the top ten Soft Skill attributes frequently asked by the employers among the potential candidates to attain and sustain the employments for business graduates in Bangladesh. It is found in this paper, that most of the employers search for the soft skill attributes like Communication Skill (Both Verbal & Writing), Interpersonal Skill, Ability to work under pressure, Team Player, Analytical Ability, Self-Motivated, Deadline-Oriented/Target Oriented, Leadership Skill, Problem Solving Ability, Proactive, etc. The study also opens avenue for further research in this field implementing training program for attaining most desired soft skills among the higher education institutions.

Keywords: Soft Skills, Sustainable Employment, Business Graduate, Knowledge Base Economy, Employer, Workplace, Bangladesh

JEL Classification: I20, M10

Suggested Citation

Nusrat, Mansura and Naz, Kashfia, Soft Skills for Sustainable Employment: Does It Really Matter?. Nusrat, M., & Naz, K. (2018). Soft Skills for Sustainable Employment: Does it really Matter?. International Journal Of Management And Economics Invention, 4(07), 1835-1837. https://doi.org/10.31142/ijmei/v4i7.03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2857520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2857520

Mansura Nusrat (Contact Author)

Bangladesh University ( email )

15/1, Iqbal road
Mohammadpur
Dhaka, 1207
Bangladesh

Kashfia Naz

Independent ( email )

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