Employers’ Expectations and Young Workers Selection Criteria in Lithuania

  • Ruta Braziene Kaunas University of Technology
  • Gediminas Merkys Kaunas University of Technology
  • Inga Mikutaviciene Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: youth, labour market, employers’ expectations, young workers selection criteria

Abstract

This article presents analysis of employer’s expectation and young workers selection criteria in Lithuania. It discusses the research data of employers’ survey in Lithuania. The purpose of the article is to disclose employer’s expectations and young workers selection criteria in Lithuania. Representative employers’ survey data was carried out in 2013. The employers (N=829) representing private, public sector, and nongovernmental organisations were participated in the survey. The survey results revealed, that employers prefer to hire younger employees, who in addition to the standard package of necessary employability characteristics (higher education or vocational education diploma, knowledge of foreign languages, ICT skills, working experience, etc.) also possess the following strong personal characteristics e.g. intelligence, social competence, motivation, autonomy, creativity and an ability to learn rapidly at the workplace.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.86.4.9226

Published
2014-12-08
Section
TRANSITION FROM THE EDUCATION SYSTEM TO LABOUR MARKET: CHALLENGES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION