Importance of employability skills as perceived by employers of malaysian manufacturing industry

Mohamad Sattar Rasul, Mohd Yusof Ismail, Napsiah Ismail, Muhammad Rashid Rajuddin, Rose Amnah Abd Rauf

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Abstract

Employability skills are one of the soft skills which are as important as technical skills and should be acquired by an employee in the industrial sector today. Unfortunately not all employees today acquired employability skills that are expected by the employer. This study is carried out to identify aspects of the employability skills and its relationship with the requirement of the employer in the manufacturing industries. Samples for the research consist of 107 employers from manufacturing industry and this study has been done to companies in the manufacturing industry and grouped into three which are type of industry, company size and ownership status. Analysis of the survey, managed to determine important aspects of the employability skills needed by employers in the manufacturing industries. The skills were ranked and results showed that all seven of the employability was considered important by Malaysian manufacturing industry with the basic skill, thinking skill, sources skill, resources skill, system and technology skill and personal qualities were most important skills whereas informational skill was considered moderately important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2059-2066
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Employability skills
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Technical graduates

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Importance of employability skills as perceived by employers of malaysian manufacturing industry. / Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Ismail, Mohd Yusof; Ismail, Napsiah; Rajuddin, Muhammad Rashid; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abd.

In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 5, No. 12, 2009, p. 2059-2066.

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Rasul, Mohamad Sattar ; Ismail, Mohd Yusof ; Ismail, Napsiah ; Rajuddin, Muhammad Rashid ; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abd. / Importance of employability skills as perceived by employers of malaysian manufacturing industry. In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 2009 ; Vol. 5, No. 12. pp. 2059-2066.
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