Mind the gap: Bridging the expectation gap between researchers and employers

September 3, 2020 6:00 - 7:30

Location: EuroScience Virtual Room

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According to the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Survey 2019, finding qualified experienced hires is the biggest challenge in talent acquisition. Despite being highly skilled and well trained, early stage and experienced researchers in academia often face similar challenges. The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) in partnership with the Belgium-based start-up KAZI have partnered to identify the expectation gap between researchers and industry. This workshop will delve into key findings from MCAA and KAZI about how to prepare researchers for successful careers.
This session will focus on how to tackle the expectation gap between researchers and employers, from a number of different perspectives such as changing academic research culture, changing organisational perspectives and how researchers can better prepare themselves for different careers. In addition, tools will be provided to analyze career paths and explore the expectation gap between researchers and employers. The attendees will also benefit from the discussion and examples of strategic planning techniques.

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