Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Predicting Graduate Employability through Personal Development Training in Digitalization Context Association of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (APIO) West Java

Author(s): Arief Budiarto, Gianti Gunawan, Anissa L. Kadiyono, Endah Andriani

Having high employability has become students’ goal to achieve after graduating from university. However, having employability requires preparation, not only for the degree obtained but also the skills, abilities, competencies, and mental attitudes required to work in industries. A competitive labor market, illustrated as the imbalance between the number of graduates and the number of job vacancies available in industries, has become a problem for university graduates and resulted in the high unemployment rate in Indonesia. As prospective graduates, students provided with training to be more aware of themselves and to develop their potential is a method to improve their mental attitudes in having themselves prepared to enter the labor market. Digital personal development training can be implemented to enhance students’ employability specifically in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic situation which limits physical meetings. The result showed that personal development training had a significant influence on enhancing students’ employability. However, it requires further improvement especially to digitally increase students’ job competencies in order to produce fully prepared university graduates to enter the labor market.

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