Employability: Conceptualization, measurement, and applications


What is employability? Is employability an affordance of social and economic contexts? Is employability a statistical index of the job market? Is employability a personal asset owned and managed by an individual? Whatever it is, employability certainly is a contested notion for scholars, practitioners, and policy experts. This symposium by the multidisciplinary research team ACCELL includes theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives on employability. We present new evidence about employability’s conceptualization and measurement in studies conducted in Australia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and empirical evidence of the contribution of dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and narratives to employability. Presenters- Peter McIlveen,Carolyn Alchin, Jason Brown, Allison Creed, Michael Healy, Chris Kossen, Jennifer Luke, Tessa McCredie.

May 22, 2019 12:00 AM — Feb 16, 2020 8:14 PM
RMIT University, Viet Nam
Michael Healy
Careers and employability learning expert

I am Head of Careers and Employability at Career Ahead and doctoral student at the University of Southern Queensland. I am passionate about promoting transformational careers and employability learning, particularly using social, narrative, and dialogical methods.