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The IUP Journal of Soft Skills
Changing Paradigm of Employability Skills in the Global Business World: A Review
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Soft skills form an essential aspect of the management graduates’ employability in confronting competitive situations effectively. Higher education (HE) is entrusted with the responsibility of inculcating soft skills beyond technical knowledge that students acquire at the B-School. Earlier, good academic credentials were enough for a rewarding career, but today, students need to assess the professional landscape and prepare themselves technically as well as hone their employability skills to gain and retain their job. Over the last two decades, the perspective on employability of youth has changed dramatically from defining required attributes and skills, to measuring them and embedding them in the curriculum of HE. In the past few years, the competencies required by the industry have altered considerably due to technological innovations. The focus of the paper is to traverse the gamut of perspectives related to the paradigm of employability and assess future skills requirement.

 
 

Management education is expected to provide budding professionals skills to successfully meet the volatile and uncertain challenges posed by disruptive innovations in the present business environment. An organization’s employability index determines its long-term ability to constantly perpetuate itself in the competitive global market. It is the organization’s human resources’ collective ability to see the current big picture, consistently predict the future and initiate proactive action to align for sustainability in the 21st century knowledge economies.

 
 

Soft Skills Journal, Higher education (HE), Responsibility of inculcating soft skills, Employability – The Paradigm Perspective.