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PDF: Author(s): Arteeva V. S., Skhvediani A. E.,
Number of journal: 4(61) Date: November 2022

The scientific and technological development of economic entities requires from the labor market personnel that fully meet the needs of employers and even outpace them. The article analyzes the methods used to assess the compliance of graduates’ competencies and skills with the requirements of the labor market. To analyze the methods, a bibliographic review was conducted based on the PRISMA methodology: nine articles were selected from the Scopus database and the Google Scholar system that met the search criteria. Based on the bibliographic review, the following conclusions were made: firstly, it was revealed that the main method for assessing the compliance of competencies is the calculation of the average deviation between the expected and actual value of competency, in addition, some authors assessed the significance of the gaps using the t-test. Secondly, it was determined that in order to assess the actual and required level of competencies and skills in research, survey methods are often used, which differ according to the subject of assessment: employers, hr-managers, senior employees, recent graduates, teachers or education managers. Thirdly, it was found that significant non-compliance most often fell on the following competencies: problem solving and decision making. It was also found that students do not have a sufficient idea of what competencies and skills they need to develop in order to be in demand in the labor market. It was concluded that universities focus on the development of skills that are not in demand among employers, which leads to an excessive level of possession of certain competencies and an insufficient level of possession of those in demand. Thus, in order to assess the compliance of the competencies and skills of graduates with the requirements of the labor market, it is necessary, firstly, to determine the requirements for the position and skills of a specialist, and secondly, to identify what qualifications a specialist has and what skills he possesses.


skills gap analysis, competency matching, skills matching, assessment methods, employability skills, graduates, demand for skills, labour market, competencies, skills

For citation:

Arteeva V. S., Skhvediani A. E. Methods for assessing the compliance of graduates’ competences and skills with labour market requirements. Business. Education. Law, 2022, no. 4, pp. 188—193. DOI: 10.25683/VOLBI.2022.61.500.