Lowered Expectations Towards Employer in the Current Labour Market: Analysing Graduate Recruitment Issues for Young Workers in Ireland

  • Nataly Villalba-Lamprea National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Keywords: impact in labour market, Millennial generation, graduate recruitment, young jobseekers, employers


The purpose of this study is highlights the graduate’s preferences or expectations towards employer in the current labour market and explore the employer’s perception regarding graduate expectations. This study has been undertaken by exploratory qualitative and quantitative research into how graduates gain access to and their expectations in the labour market. A survey and interviews are provided to explore the employers' and graduates' perceptions. Taking into account the characteristics of ‘Millennials’ and the implications of their entry into the workplace for organisations’ graduate learning and development programmes. Also, we will take into account the employers’ recruitment, retaining, and development programs managed for organisations these days, drawing on academic literature. Findings of this study have been presented by the young generation’s graduates' expectations and suggests that this generation is completely aware of what they want from employers. The career development programmes are a very important factor for them and for employers as well. Finally, there are practical implications – employers of graduates need to evaluate the effectiveness of their programme.


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How to Cite
Villalba-Lamprea, N. (2017, January 30). Lowered Expectations Towards Employer in the Current Labour Market: Analysing Graduate Recruitment Issues for Young Workers in Ireland. Revista Científica General José María Córdova, 15(19), 175-199. https://doi.org/10.21830/19006586.79