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CIPD - Employers are from Mars, young people are from Venus

CIPD research reveals a gulf in expectations between young people and employers that is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment

There is a clear mismatch between employers’ expectations of young people during the recruitment process and young people’s understanding of what is expected of them. This is hindering young people’s access to the labour market, contributing to the high rates of youth unemployment (currently almost one in five 16-24 years old is unemployed*) and fuelling a ticking time bomb of skills shortages for UK businesses, who may be unwittingly limiting their access to this important and diverse pool of talent. These are the findings of the latest research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), launched  recently at a joint event with Business in the Community (BITC).

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