A three month in-depth research study has helped the team to understand a range of existing and potential information problems that employees experience at work, which echoed other research findings on information literacy in the workplace (Kirton& Barham 2005; US Dept of Labor 1990; Cheuk 2002).
These are the common concerns:
Taking a holistic view and informed by Bruce's seven faces of information literacy (Bruce 1997), the team defines information literacy in the workplace as allowing employees to experience information in the following seven ways:
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers the number one skill that employers are looking for is communication--both verbal and written.
Part of the reason behind the rationale for requiring those classes is that students will need those skills in the workplace (as well as in life).
Here is the complete list of the most sought after skills in employees; are you requiring these skills in your classroom too?
Employers Rank Top Candidate Skills/Qualities