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ZA5447: Flash Eurobarometer 304 (Employers’ Perception of Graduate Employability)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 304 (Employers’ Perception of Graduate Employability). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5447 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5447
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 304 (Employers’ Perception of Graduate Employability)
Current Version1.0.0, 2011-2-2,
Date of Collection30.08.2010 - 07.09.2010
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractEmployment and employability of higher education graduates. Skills assessment. Cooperation with higher education institutions. Topics: 1. Employment of graduates: percentage of higher education graduates in the company; most represented educational fields. 2. Skills: skills assessment with regard to job requirements; importance of selected skills regarding recruitment of higher education graduates: good with numbers, good reading and writing skills, foreign language skills, computer skills, sector specific skills, communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills, ability to adapt to new situations, decision-making skills, team-working skills, planning and organisational skills; satisfaction with recruited graduates in terms of the aforementioned skills; most required level of graduate; awareness of the difference between bachelor’s and master’s degree; kind of training activities of higher education graduates in the company: in-house, short courses in universities or other higher education institutions, part-time study programmes in universities or other higher education institutions, training in educational institutions, distance learning, other; percentage of employees with higher education degrees in training activities in the last two years. 3. Recruitment: importance of selected factors with regard to the recruitment of graduates: anticipated growth, actual growth, higher turnover of staff, increasing complexity of tasks, higher number of applicants; percentage of higher education graduates recruited from other EU countries and from countries outside the EU; reasons for (not) recruiting graduates from outside the own country; importance of the following skills: work experience, studies abroad, internship abroad. 4. Filling of vacancies: most important challenges. 5. Cooperation with higher education institutions: frequency of cooperation with regard to curriculum design and study programmes; importance of these cooperations; frequency of cooperation with regard to graduate recruitment; best ways of cooperation; preferred actions of higher education institutions in order to improve graduate employability. Demography: number of employees; recruitment of higher education graduates in the last five years and / or considerations to do so in the next five years; ownership structure; main activity of the company; percentage of day-to-day operations dealing with people in or from other countries; position of respondent at the company. Additionally coded was: interview ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; call history; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Work and Industry
  • Employment
  • Business/industrial management and organisation
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Turkey (TR)
UniverseCompanies in the private and public sector, excluding the agriculture and educational sector, employing 50 or more persons, operating in the 27 Member States of the European Union, in Croatia, Turkey, Iceland and Norway
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; NORSTAT DENMARK, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Madrid, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, Dublin, Ireland; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Naarden, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; CATI d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; NORSTAT SWEDEN, Linköping, Sweden; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; GALLUP CROATIA, Zagreb, Croatia; KONSENSUS, Istanbul, Turkey; FIELDWORK SCANDINAVIA, Oslo, Norway; IGM, Reykjavík, Iceland; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 30.08.2010 - 07.09.2010

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2011-2-2 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 7036
Number of Variables: 123
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Employers’ perception of graduate employability. Brussels: European Commission November 2010
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Manager samples and enterprise issues