Contributions of work-integrated learning programs to organizational talent pipelines: Insights from talent managers

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Journal publication | By David Drewery, Judene Pretti and Dana Church (2020)

Key points

  • A key concern for employers’ participation in a work-integrated learning program is the development of their talent pipeline.
  • Findings of this study highlight the desirability of students’ lifelong learning mindset (aptitude for learning, fluid intelligence, and adaptability) in filling talent pipelines.
  • Talent managers identified four themes related to how WIL impacts their talent pipelines:
    • WIL prepares students for success
    • WIL reduces hiring risks
    • WIL contributes to long-term relationships
    • WIL services make hiring easier