This quantitative study is focused on assessing the soft skills that newly graduated business students possess. Using the first and only skills inventory in the United States that has been endorsed by Department of Labor, the study seeks to determine what sets employees apart based on their level of performance on the job. The main purpose was to assess and interpret the soft skills that employees bring to the workplace soon after graduating. The population for the current study was human resources professionals from a variety of industry sectors in the state of Minnesota. The businesses represented a range of sizes from small and medium businesses to large, global corporations. Results of the survey could benefit not just the businesses that hire graduates but also those in higher education and current and future students.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Singh, P. J. (2018). A Study of the Soft Skills that Contribute to the Success of Newly Graduated Business Students in the Workplace [Doctoral dissertation, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/796/
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