'Only 6 per cent hotel management students employable'
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The percentage of hotel management students can be hired for a hospitality job is quite low at just 6-18 per cent, says a study. According to the National Employability Report for Hotel Management Graduates released by employability solutions firm Aspiring Minds, only 6-18 per cent of students of hotel management institutes are "employable".
The students who underwent a two-hour hospitality employability test, which is India's only competency-based assessment instrument for the hospitality industry, scored very low on fundamental skills like English language.
Around 19¿43 per cent of candidates lack English language skills and therefore are unemployable in hospitality industry as it is the preferred language of communication in almost all luxury hotels and premium restaurants.
Besides, they also fared badly on logical ability and soft skills like self management, quality orientation, managerial skills etc, the report, based on a sample of more than 3,000 students from over 120 hotel management colleges across the country, said.
According to the report, females are more hirable and more trainable than males. Eight to 32 per cent of females are hirable as compared to males (6-16 per cent) across all profiles.
Globally, it has been seen that females have higher conscientiousness as compared to males, and also have better people skills, which makes them more service oriented and thus more suited to hospitality industry.
The report further noted that there are also a good number of candidates, around 20¿28 per cent, who can become employable after some orientation and training by hospitality companies.
The report is based on AMCAT-Hospitality, a Computer-based standardised and adaptive test which is used by hospitality companies as an employability test.
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