August 15, 2013

PAU, Poise Nigeria partner on human capital devt

Poise Nigeria Limited has entered into a strategic partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre, EDC, of the Pan-Atlantic University, PAU, to address the challenges of human capacity development in Nigeria.

Poise Nigeria, in a statement on its recent breakfast meetings in Lagos and Abuja, made available to Vanguard, said the partnership placed emphasis on the perennial problem of poor employability skills among Nigerian graduates and how the situation can be managed.

The forum also featured the launch of ‘PSENSE’, a specially designed tool for human capital management, which takes into account and mitigates the basic challenges of the Nigerian labour force and the employability levels of Nigerian graduates.

It added that the product is an employability skills testing and certification platform designed by Poise Nigeria in collaboration with Biddle Consulting, USA.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, Head, Poise’ Graduate Finishing School, explained that it had become a necessity to have standardised assessment systems that allow for an objective and accurate measurement of the work readiness of a job candidate.

According to her, today’s workplace requires that employees possess essential soft skills among which are the ability to think analytically and work strategically, articulate ideas effectively both in written  and spoken forms, work under pressure, solve problems creatively, possess good ICT skills and so on.