Today many employers are looking for potential employees to have more
than a qualification – they want them to be ‘work ready’.
The Business Council developedBeing Work Ready:
A Guide to What
assist senior high school students and people helping them (family, teachers
and career counsellors), to better understand what ‘work readiness’ means from
a business perspective.
The guide (download below) outlines the
minimum expectations a business has of someone’s work readiness when they apply
for a job. These expectations are classified as values, behaviours and skills.
It also summarises the views of business
about the responsibilities different groups – business, education system,
family, government or individuals – have for developing work readiness.