In a cooperative study with the East China Normal University (ECNU), SEDLÁK & PARTNER was able to showcase that Western companies are not satisfied with the professional qualification of Chinese graduates.
It is not primarily technical skills that Chinese graduates lack. It is rather the methodical and social competences that are not sufficiently trained which makes it difficult for young professionals to successfully and effectively implement their knowledge in the business practice. In particular in Western companies cultural differences often lead to the fact that young professional are not able to deploy their full potential.
Young Chinese have impressive capabilities which enable them to learn quickly by heart and to easily grasp process steps. However, since the overall educational system in China is very much focused on theory, many graduates lack practical knowledge, requirement-oriented qualification and decision-making power. Therefore, the ability to think and act proactively should be conveyed to most young talents at work as quickly as possible.