85% of do­mes­tic em­ploy­ers will­ing to re­cruit fresh grad­u­ates: sur­vey

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A new sur­vey re­leased re­cently showed that 85 per­cent of Tai­wan’s em­ploy­ers are will­ing to hire fresh grad­u­ates, see­ing their work ethic as their main ad­van­tage.

Ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey con­ducted by the Tai­wan branch of Man­pow­erGroup, a hu­man re­sources ser­vice com­pany based in the United States, the num­ber of com­pa­nies in­clined to re­cruit young peo­ple fresh out of col­lege grew by 10 per­cent­age points from last year.

Nearly 50 per­cent of the com­pa­nies sur­veyed said their en­try-level jobs would pay be- tween NT$25,000 (US$765) and NT$30,000 a month, lit­tle changed from a year ago, the sur­vey found.

Only 4 per­cent of those sur­veyed, mainly in the trans­porta­tion and lo­gis­tics sec­tors, said they would of­fer NT$35,000 or more per month to new grad­u­ates.

The ris­ing de­mand for man­power in those two sec­tors has come with the in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of e com­merce, and some com­pa­nies are pre­pared to of­fer higher en­try level pay as young job seek­ers are less in­clined to go into these phys­i­cally de­mand­ing lines of work, said Man­pow­erGroup.

Of those com­pa­nies that have hired fresh grad­u­ates, 47 per­cent ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with their per­for­mance, prais­ing their work ethic and abil­ity to work un­der pres­sure, ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey.

Some 70 per­cent of em­ploy­ers view work ethic as the no. 1 con­sid­er­a­tion when hir­ing col­lege grad­u­ates.

“If ap­pli­cants lack re­lated ex­pe­ri­ence, em­ploy­ers are in­clined to pick a highly mal­leable can­di­date who is will­ing to learn,” said Man­pow­erGroup.

The sur­vey also found that 43 per­cent of the em­ploy­ers polled con­sid­ered ex­pe­ri­ence as an in­tern help­ful to job seek­ers.

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