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dc.contributor.authorPrikshat, Verma
dc.contributor.authorNankervis, Alan
dc.contributor.authorPriyono, Soegeng
dc.contributor.authorMoh'd Saleh, Noorziah
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Julia
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-02T04:54:28Z
dc.date.available2019-02-02T04:54:28Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationVerma, P., Nankervis, A., Priyono, S., Moh’d Saleh, N., Connell, J. and Burgess, J. (2018) 'Graduate work-readiness challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and the role of HRM', Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 37(2), pp.121-137.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2040-7149
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10257
dc.descriptionArticle published in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, available at https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-01-2017-0015
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to focus on graduate work-readiness challenges in three Asia Pacific economies (Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia), and the roles of three main stakeholders (government, employers and industry) in the process. The intention of the paper is to design a stakeholder oriented HRM model to address the identified graduate work-readiness challenges. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative triangulation method comprising interviews and focus groups was used with participant samples for each country – Australia (19), Indonesia (19) and Malaysia (15).Stakeholder-oriented HRM theory underpins the conceptual framework for the paper. Findings All three countries are currently experiencing difficulties attracting graduates with the required portfolio of qualifications, skills and personal capabilities. The reported effects include: constraints on national economic growth, future production structures, and long-term socio-economic development. Based on a review of the work-readiness and stakeholder-oriented HRM theory literature, it is posited that graduate work-readiness challenges can be effectively addressed by HR professionals in partnership with other key stakeholders. Research limitations/implications The study sought the input of only three stakeholder groups for ascertaining graduate work readiness challenges, there is a strong case to include other groups including students/parents and secondary schools. Social implications Bridging the graduate skills gap between government, employers and educational institutions is an important area in which HR professionals can contribute by reducing the mismatch between demand and supply through influencing and balancing the interests and goals of key stakeholders. Originality/value – This study makes a contribution to the extant literature as it explores the role of HR professionals in relation to a multiple stakeholder strategy to address these challenges in the less-explored Asia Pacific regionen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEquality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal
dc.subjectAsia Pacific, Human resource management, Higher education, Stakeholder-oriented HRM, Work-readinessen_US
dc.titleGraduate work-readiness challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and the role of HRMen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-01-2017-0015
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-11-18
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