For the second year in a row, the results of the Accenture Strategy UK University Graduate Employment Study highlight a significant difference between the expectations of new university graduates and the experiences of recent graduates.
The class of 2016 is entering the workforce with confidence in how they have been prepared and great expectations for their careers.
But our data also points to some bad news: reality is not matching those expectations. Employers are missing the opportunity to convert workforce passion and energy into purpose and long-term engagement. Business success over the next decade depends on attracting and retaining the best and the brightest of the workforce of the future.