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Employers said they value in young employees

Employers in Russia value most in young employees responsibility, in the interview are more likely to pay attention to the performance tests, experience and high school, and less on evaluation during the study, a research of the Autonomous non-commercial organization "Russia - country of opportunities".

According to research employers when applying for a job often pay attention to the completion of a test task (56,9%), existing experience (44.1 per cent), the University (38.2 per cent) and success in professional competitions and contests (36.3 percent). Evaluation during the studies is among the least important factors (by 18.6%).

According to employers, the most competitive young staff make information competence (66,7%), the ability to work in a team (61.8 percent), as well as the ability to solve problems and ability for professional growth (for 59,8%). 35.3% of respondents noted the importance of the customer orientation of young professionals.

The most important quality of the staff called employers liability (74,5%), followed by communication skills (44,1%), diligence (43,1%), commitment (40,2%), active life (36,3%).

About half of participants (49%) studies also reported that, in General, satisfied with the quality of training of graduates of Russian universities, evaluating it for "three." 36,3% of respondents gave the graduates the Quartet, 10,8% - "poor". On "five" it is estimated 2% of employers; the same for "unit".

According to more than half (52.9 per cent) of employers, an optimal schedule for the starting position – full time. Fewer respondents would prefer young professionals or worked remotely as convenient to the worker (by 23,5%).

The majority of respondents (47.6 per cent) believe equally important soft skills (ability to communicate, to make decisions, to be on the team) and hard skills (professional knowledge obtained at training or performing of work tasks). Priority the importance of soft skills noted by 41.7% of employers. 10.7% of respondents believe more tangible hard skills.

The study was conducted using questionnaires from may 15 to July 9, 2020 to find out what skills, competencies and personal qualities it is important to develop graduates to be competitive in the labor market. It was attended by 107 representatives (managers and HR specialists) of Russian companies, including Rosatom, 1C, Sberbank Insurance, Post of Russia, MTS, the Federal passenger company (FPC), GK "EFKO" and others.