PUP grads are employers’ top pick for new hires
Graduates from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) emerged anew as the top choice of employers when it comes to hiring fresh graduates, a latest report by Jobstreet Philippines showed.
According to the data of the “2018 Fresh Graduate Report,” the state-run university bested the four other big universities in the country, Radyo Inquirer 990 AM reported on Wednesday.
In 2016 report, Jobstreet also found that graduates from PUP are the top choice of various employers.
Following PUP were the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and Far Eastern University.
Both the De La Salle University and Technological Institute of the Philippines landed at the seventh spot.
The University of San Carlos, University of Cebu, and the University of the East were also part of the top 10.
Jobstreet report said the employers are highly considering the qualities of the fresh graduates, particularly their willingness to learn, personal grooming, and ability to work with others.
The company added that 24 percent of employers coming from the BPO industry, manufacturing, professional services, retail, and machinery and equipment said that they were already willing to hire graduates from the K-12 programs, report showed.
Meanwhile, 25 percent of employers said that they were still not yet ready to hire K-12 graduates. /jpv
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.