When Lewize Crothers made her return to the field of education as a student in 2016, she was dismayed at the state of recruiting: seemingly nothing had changed in her absence of nearly twenty years.
But this time, with the benefit of a career in design behind her and experience of starting a business, Crothers saw an opportunity to turn what she saw as a continuing recruitment deficit into a new venture. She called it Exit Entry and it will have its official launch shortly.
The problem Crothers identified was that young people were finishing college with little or no interaction with potential employers until their last year, if at all. They were also applying for jobs with no idea whether their skills and personality would suit the role. At the same time, employers were choosing candidates largely on their academic results with no feel for how they might perform in a role or fit with an organisation’s culture.
With the world of work predicted to change dramatically in the years ahead, tomorrow’s workforce will need a suite of skills to thrive in this more fluid environment. Soft skills will be particularly crucial and this is where Exit Entry fits in. Its platform is designed specifically to measure and showcase students’ soft skills. It then matches their soft skills with the soft skills required for different jobs and connects students with potentially suitable employers.
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