New grads face tough road when transitioning to workplace: Surveys

Employers’ unwillingness to train means colleges will have to do more, says expert
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2017

Both employers and educators need to change their ways to combat the widening skills gap if new graduates are to successfully transition into the workforce, say experts.

Just 10 per cent of companies are actively working to integrate millennials, despite tensions stemming from perceived differences in work habits and values, found a recent report released by Ontario’s Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

That, alongside an unwillingness to train employees, will eventually come back to bite Canadian employers, said HRPA public affairs vice-president Scott Allinson in Toronto.