What Managers Expect from Entry Level Employees [INFOGRAPHIC]

There is a significant disparity between what managers say entry level employees need to succeed, and how man new hires actually have those skills in the managers’ opinions.

When it comes to hiring entry level employees, managers place a premium on attributes over skills, with a higher emphasis on finding and hiring individuals with skills that are difficult or impossible to be taught. When hiring:

  • 85% reported work ethic was the most important attribute for employee success.
  • 79% reported a candidate’s prestigious schooling was the least important consideration to make.
  • Only 4% of managers said how well a candidate performed during interview was the most important consideration to make when hiring.


infographic by: bridge

Madison has worked in college career services. She is currently completing her graduate degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and pursing a career in Human Resources.

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