International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Human Resource Needs of Organizations in Terms of the Qualities They Need and Seek from New Graduate Employees
Elif Cicekli

Abstract
Every year, millions of students graduate from universities all around the world and hope to be prepared for the world of work. This study focuses on what qualities organizations need and seek from their prospective employees who have recently graduated with bachelor’s degrees. Employers need diverse qualities, such as analytical thinking, interpersonal skills, and willingness to work. Although several studies have covered the issue, they are scattered, and the need remains for a critical review of literature to summarize and integrate these studies. This study presents a through literature review on the subject, including a table that lists sample descriptions, the focus of research and major results of the studies on the topic in order to provide a list of generic qualities that are most valued by employers. The findings of the studies are summarized and discussed. The paper concludes with recommendations for theory and practice.

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