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Career choice status among undergraduates and the influence of career management competencies and perceived employability (2016)
Journal Article
Jackson, D., & Wilton, N. (2017). Career choice status among undergraduates and the influence of career management competencies and perceived employability. Journal of Education and Work, 30(5), 552-569. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2016.1255314

This study examines the influence of career management competencies and perceived employability on career choice status among undergraduates. Making informed and appropriate career choices is positively linked with well-being, work performance and a... Read More about Career choice status among undergraduates and the influence of career management competencies and perceived employability.

Perceived employability among undergraduates and the importance of career self-management, work experience and individual characteristics (2016)
Journal Article
Wilton, N., Jackson, D., & Wilton, N. (2017). Perceived employability among undergraduates and the importance of career self-management, work experience and individual characteristics. Higher Education Research and Development, 36(4), 747-762. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1229270

© 2016 HERDSA. Underemployment, continued growth in the supply of graduates and seemingly perpetual instability are dominant trends in graduate labour markets. In order to negotiate an increasingly complex career terrain, graduates require sharpened... Read More about Perceived employability among undergraduates and the importance of career self-management, work experience and individual characteristics.

Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning (2016)
Journal Article
Jackson, D., & Wilton, N. (2016). Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning. Teaching in Higher Education, 21(3), 266-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2015.1136281

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This paper explores undergraduate capabilities in career self-management and the influence of work-integrated learning (WIL). Career management competencies are an important aspect of individual employability and impact on... Read More about Developing career management competencies among undergraduates and the role of work-integrated learning.

Career management attitudes among business undergraduates (2016)
Journal Article
Jackson, D., & Wilton, N. (2016). Career management attitudes among business undergraduates. Australian Journal of Career Development, 25(1), 7-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/1038416215604002

© Australian Council for Educational Research 2016. Globalisation, organisational restructuring and new technology have been connected with a shift to ‘protean’ and ‘boundaryless’ career attitudes with workers, including new graduates, increasingly r... Read More about Career management attitudes among business undergraduates.

Employability is in the eye of the beholder Employer decision-making in the recruitment of work placement students (2014)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2014). Employability is in the eye of the beholder Employer decision-making in the recruitment of work placement students. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 4(3), 242-255. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2014-0027

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to outline the findings from an exploratory research project investigating perspectives on the recruitment of work placement students among a diverse sample of employers in or... Read More about Employability is in the eye of the beholder Employer decision-making in the recruitment of work placement students.

The impact of work placements on skills development and labour market outcomes for business and management graduates (2012)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2012). The impact of work placements on skills development and labour market outcomes for business and management graduates. Studies in Higher Education, 37(5), 603-620. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2010.532548

It has become a received wisdom that the completion of a work placement as part of a sandwich undergraduate degree is of positive benefit both to graduates and employers, particularly in an era that stresses the economic contribution of higher educat... Read More about The impact of work placements on skills development and labour market outcomes for business and management graduates.

Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? the case of business and management graduates (2011)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2011). Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? the case of business and management graduates. Work, Employment and Society, 25(1), 85-100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017010389244

Two dominant rationales are offered by UK policymakers for the continued expansion of higher education: to service the high-skill labour requirements of a knowledge economy, and to increase educational and employment opportunities for under-represent... Read More about Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? the case of business and management graduates.

The impact of partnership and family-building on the early careers of female graduates in the UK (2010)
Journal Article
Purcell, K., Wilton, N., & Pucell, K. (2010). The impact of partnership and family-building on the early careers of female graduates in the UK. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29(3), 271-288. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610151011028868

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the impact of partnership and familybuilding on the aspirations, expectations and orientations to work of a sample of highly qualified women working across a range of industry sectors. Design/methodo... Read More about The impact of partnership and family-building on the early careers of female graduates in the UK.

The impact of partnership and family-building on the careers of highly-qualified women: issues for effective management practice (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Wilton, N. (2009, July). The impact of partnership and family-building on the careers of highly-qualified women: issues for effective management practice. Paper presented at Ninth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

The dramatic rise in female labour market participation over the last twenty years in the UK has led to a significant growth in the proportion of dual-career couples and working parents. For example, the Office for National Statistics report that the... Read More about The impact of partnership and family-building on the careers of highly-qualified women: issues for effective management practice.

The impact of family-building on the careers of female graduates: Some insights for effective management practice (2009)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2009). The impact of family-building on the careers of female graduates: Some insights for effective management practice

In the UK, the proportion of couples with dependent children where both partners were in work increased from 57 per cent to 66 per cent between 1994/5 and 2005/6 (Simon and Whiting 2007) and looks set to continue to rise. The imperative for both men... Read More about The impact of family-building on the careers of female graduates: Some insights for effective management practice.

Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Wilton, N. (2008, June). Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates. Paper presented at Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society 2008

Two dominant rationales are put forward by UK policymakers for the continued expansion of higher education (HE): to service the high-skill labour requirements of a ‘knowledge’ economy and to increase educational and, subsequently, labour market oppor... Read More about Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates.

Business graduates and management jobs: An employability match made in heaven? (2008)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2008). Business graduates and management jobs: An employability match made in heaven?. Journal of Education and Work, 21(2), 143-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080802080949

The rapid growth in undergraduate business education over the last three decades has coincided with the growing dominance of an economic ideology of higher education (HE); that its role is principally one of contributing to national competitiveness t... Read More about Business graduates and management jobs: An employability match made in heaven?.

Higher education, the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘knowledge workers’: does current education policy make sense? (2008)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2008). Higher education, the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘knowledge workers’: does current education policy make sense?

The UK higher education (HE) system has undergone a major transformation over the past three decades from a system that catered for an elite group of entrants in the late 1960s and early 1970s to one that now aims to provide tertiary education to hal... Read More about Higher education, the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘knowledge workers’: does current education policy make sense?.

The path of least resistance? Choice and constraint in HRM strategy in the UK hotel sector (2008)
Book Chapter
strategy in the UK hotel sector. In D. Tesone (Ed.), Handbook of Hospitality Human Resource Management, 293-316. Butterworth Heinemann

Guerrier and Deery (1998) suggest two central questions that are recurrent in HRM research in the hotel sector. Firstly, to what extent is the work of hospitality managers influenced by the industry context? Secondly, to what extent do hospitality ma... Read More about The path of least resistance? Choice and constraint in HRM strategy in the UK hotel sector.

Hard lessons for lifelong learners? age and experience in the graduate labour market (2007)
Journal Article
Purcell, K., Wilton, N., & Elias, P. (2007). Hard lessons for lifelong learners? age and experience in the graduate labour market. Higher Education Quarterly, 61(1), 57-82. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2273.2006.00338.x

The expansion of the higher education system and widening access to undergraduate study has led to growing diversity within the graduate labour supply, including increasing numbers who studied for their degrees as mature students. Analysis of graduat... Read More about Hard lessons for lifelong learners? age and experience in the graduate labour market.

Does a management degree do the business for women in the graduate labour market? (2007)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2007). Does a management degree do the business for women in the graduate labour market?. Higher Education Quarterly, 61(4), 520-538. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2273.2007.00370.x

The increasing dominance of an economic ideology of higher education, that its principal role is to contribute to national competitiveness, has increased focus on the employability of graduates and their transition into the labour market. Drawing on... Read More about Does a management degree do the business for women in the graduate labour market?.


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