Employers’ Expectations and Young Workers Selection Criteria in Lithuania

Ruta Braziene, Gediminas Merkys, Inga Mikutaviciene


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


youth; labour market; employers’ expectations; young workers selection criteria

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Print ISSN: 1392-0758
Online ISSN: 2029-7319