Employers Found College Grads with Inadequate Cultural Competency

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

Recently, the American Association of Colleges and Universities published one of their findings about college graduates. It is interesting to note that with this era of globalization, colleges and universities have not step up in increasing competitive advantage of their products, the college graduates.

collegegrads inadequate culture competency

In the graph that was released, it illustrated that the international skills and knowledge at the bottom of the chart. Below 25 percent of surveyed employers said that college graduates that they hired were below par in meeting their business expectations.

“When it comes to the types of skills and knowledge that employers feel are most important to workplace success, large majorities of employers do NOT feel that recent college graduates are well prepared. This is particularly the case for applying knowledge and skills in real-world settings, critical thinking skills, and written and oral communication skills — areas in which fewer than three in 10 employers think that recent college graduates are well prepared. Yet even in the areas of ethical decision-making and working with others in teams, many employers do not give graduates high marks,” the AACU report says.

Indeed, a fascinating illustrations of how commercialized our educational systems and not meeting the expectations of industries that employ their graduates. In the last ten years, my team in ReloNavigator has been extensively involved in the development of global competency among leaders of internationally operating organizations.  We have defined then the needed competency of professionals who will be working in a global landscape.  We also published numerous articles in the same perspectives to share our focus for the development of people as they are the brand that will demonstrate the High Performance Organization.

Below is the illustration of “Global Competency” that will make one become successful internationally, regardless of his or her functional responsibilities.


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About Juntee Terrenal, GMS:

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.


2 responses

  1. EnjoyingBellingham | Reply

    The graph says it all especially those that are applicable internationally. Many schools are blind about realistic industry needs during this era of globalization.


    1. Thank you for your comments.


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