An article co-written for Personnel Today began as follows:
'Exam season may almost be at a close, but the press coverage that accompanies this summer’s GCSE and A-level results is bound to centre on how school leavers lack basic writing skills and grammar.
Research from the CBI earlier this year indicated that almost half of employers (42%) are unhappy with the basic skills of those applying for jobs. Even graduates are writing illiterate memos and are in need of constant supervision, employers report..'
The topic covered is just as pertinent today – if not more so!