Which university produces the most employable millennials?
The country’s largest state-run university also produces the biggest number of employable millennials, results of an online job site show.
In its latest Employers’ Survey on Fresh Graduate Hiring Preferences, Jobstreet.com said newly hired fresh graduates from PUP average 3,000 a year, the highest among Philippine universities.
The survey conducted in February among 644 companies also shows that employers prefer graduates from PUP, the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas.
When asked to assess the performance of these fresh hires, UP graduates scored the highest, followed by alumni of PUP and Ateneo de Manila University.
Particular industries also had different views on where their best new hires graduated. PUP graduates came up on top among employers in the BPO, retail, manufacturing and real estate industries, while IT and education companies gave their highest marks to UP alumni.
According to the survey, eight out of ten employers are happy to employ a recent graduate into their workforce, similar to last year’s figures.
While the 2016 survey championed their need for applicants who have a solid working experience through internships and part-time employment, this year’s results revealed attitude, field of study, and asking salary as the primary factors they consider for hiring fresh graduates.