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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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CAMPOS, Keli Cristina de Lara et al. Employability and competency: the point of view of human resource managers on undergraduate students. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.2, pp. 159-183. ISSN 1984-6657.

The employability can be understood as a group of necessary skills and competences to gain and maintain a job. The researcher intending to identify the most important characteristics and the main existent difficulties for hiring professionals in the point of view of the Human Resources Managements. As well as the skills and competence currently required. A hundred fifty six São Paulo state's companies answered a seven-multiple-choice questionnaire about employability.The datas were collectively attained in a business event. The results show the interview as the most difficult part in the selecting process; the biggest limitations to obtain qualified candidates in the professional aspect are: lack of experience and technical preparation. In the personal area the lack of initiative and motivation/interest stood out, and in the academic area the lack of complementary courses and updatings were the main point. It was observed that the companies highly search for responsible, compromised/interested candidates to become permanent workers.

Keywords : employability; university students; human resources.

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