Chronicle of Higher Education: What Employers are saying about Higher Ed

For many employers, the college degree has long stood as a basic requirement for job candidates, even as those employers grouse about the kinds of skills that college graduates bring to the job. A 2019 study of employers by the Society for Human Resource Management noted the paradox: While a college degree promised to be the entry point to a career, employers complained that graduates couldn’t think critically or communicate and had hard skills that were too basic or theoretical to be useful on Day 1. Colleges, employers in the study said, had been too distant from the work world. Read more.