David Graddol interviewed key figures in the corporate sector around the challenges they find in recruiting employees. The corporate sector wants candidates who are immediately employable as there is the danger that they may invest in people who then move on to join other companies. The skills they are looking for are more than just communication skills, although these are of course of extreme importance, but also inlcude other skills such as teamwork. It was argued that school often kills initiative and confidence, and certainly does not produce the kind of candidate that the corporate sector wants.
What do you think? Whose responsibility is it to produce the kind of candidates who are ready to enter the corporate sector? Is it the resonsibility of the education system or the responsibility of the corporate sector?