Satisfaction with fresh graduates from local universities among employers is at its highest since 1998, according to a government-appointed survey released yesterday.

The survey conducted through last year found employers rated 2016 graduates 3.7 out of five points in regards to their overall work performance, making it the highest score in the eight polls that have been done since 1998.

The graduates performed the best in terms of their work attitude, which was rated 3.88 out of five, and this was following by their information technology literacy, language proficiency and interpersonal skills at 3.82, 3.75 and 3.71, respectively.

Meanwhile, Alexa Chow Yee-ping, the managing director of AMAC Human Resources Consultants, said there is no doubt that there has been a significant improvement in graduates' information technology literacy.

"The new graduates are more familiar with information technology. They can apply relevant skills at workplaces and many employers speak highly of their IT ability," she said.

However, Chow added that young graduates lack interpersonal skills, as they are used to communicating via technology rather than face to face.

節錄自                                 The Standard                                 二零一九年七月十二日