Employability Skills: essential requirements in health manager vacancy advertisements

Australian College of Health Service Executives
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Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 2011, 6 (2), pp. 22 - 28
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Background: Common understandings of what constitutes employability skills (ES), for graduate entry level jobs in health services management, are not well articulated. The Australian Department of Science and Training (DEST) provides a generic profile only which changes over time. In health, this is compounded by endemic reform. What is agreed is that a degree is not enough. Recruitment and personnel policies/practices have been found inconsistent, and wish lists for ES unreliable. In addition, different levels of managers in an organisation require different attributes for the same position. Higher education shows interest in generic skills because of pressure from employers.
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