Presentation on theme: "Basics of Employability"— Presentation transcript:
1 Basics of Employability BOSS-Wellness and Empowerment Curriculum Module
2 Basic Employability Training Objectives: Participants will be familiar with the skills and personal qualities needed for basic employability.Participants will be able to complete a self assessment of personal employability skills and qualities.Participants will have the tools to develop a personal employability staff development plan with their supervisor.
3 The Three Categories of Employability Skills Basic Academic Skills“Higher” – Order Thinking SkillsPersonal QualitiesEmployers are looking for these skills no matter what the job might be.The assumption: If you have these skills, the ability to perform specific job functions can be developed with training.
4 What are “Basic” Academic Skills? How do you demonstrate these basic academic skills in your day to day work?Reading and comprehensionWriting skillsOral Communication; listening and speakingBasic Arithmetic/Math
5 In What Ways are Basic Academic Skills Important for Employability? In what way areReading and comprehensionWriting skillsOral Communication; listening and speakingBasic Arithmetic/MathImportant for employability, in your position?What things are problematic without these basic academic skills?
6 “Higher” Order Thinking Skills The ability to think, reason, and make sound decisions.Thinking Critically.Act logicallyCreative, innovative thinkingProblem solving and decision making.Planning, organizing tasks and responsibilities.How are “Higher” Order thinking skills important for successful employment. In your position?
7 Higher Order ThinkingWhat does the use of these higher order thinking skills look like to others/ to an employer.Thinking criticallyActing logicallyCreative, innovative thinkingProblem solving and decision making.How are “Higher” Order thinking skills important to employability?
8 Personal QualitiesLets define what the basic employability personal qualities look like from an action standpoint.“What does the quality or characteristic look when seen in action?”Think about what that quality looks like to you. What actions would you be seeing that tells you the person has the quality or characteristic?
9 Personal Qualities for Basis Employability Responsible & AccountableSelf ConfidenceSelf ControlSocial SkillsHonesty & IntegrityAdaptable and FlexibleEfficientOpenness to learnTeam SpiritPunctualSelf DirectedGood Work AttitudeWell GroomedCooperativeSelf MotivatedSelf management ability
10 Employability Self Assessment To have good employability skills, one must first want to work and perform one’s job well.The personal qualities of honesty, integrity, good work attitude, self motivation and management are essential qualities for completing a useful basic employability self assessment.
11 Your Employability Self Assessment Rate your basic academic skills using the following scoring system.1= I have excellent2= I meet basic employability skills in this area3= I need some improvement.4= This is an area that needs more attention and focus.
12 Your Employability Self Assessment Rate yourself 1-4 in each of the following Basic Academic SkillsReadingComprehensionWritingListeningSpeaking effectivelyBasic Math/ArithmeticRate yourself 1-4 in each of the following Higher Order Thinking Skills.Ability to think criticallyActing LogicallyCreative and innovative thinkingProblem SolvingDecision MakingRate yourself 1-4 in the following Personal Qualities related to employability.Responsible and AccountableSelf ConfidenceSelf ControlSocial SkillsHonesty and IntegrityAdaptable and FlexibleEfficientTeam SpiritPunctualSelf DirectedOpenness to learningWell GroomedCooperativeSelf MotivatedSelf management ability
13 Self Directed/Motivated Assessment Response The self assessment is for your use. As such, it is important to be honest with yourself and look critically at your skills and qualities and at the areas that could be improved.To make this assessment useful, develop an action plan to develop the skills and qualities that are in needed of development.Your plan can be both an individual development plan and a plan that involves your BOSS performance appraisal staff development plan.BOSS follow up objective: In a monthly performance appraisal within the next two months, employee and supervisor will integrate the action plan into the staff skill development support plan.These employability skills cross work sites, career paths and employment settings. Person employment development can improve your long term employability and open doors to whatever career path you choose.