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Report: Writing Skill a ‘Gatekeeper’ and ‘Ticket to Work’

Education News – Kristin Decarr A new study from the College Board discovered that writing is considered to be a “threshold skill” for hiring and promotions among eight million people in the United States today…Survey findings uncovered 50% of responding companies reporting that writing is taken into consideration when hiring professional employees. “In most cases, writing ability could be your ticket in…or it could be your ticket out,” said one respondent. In addition, respondents routinely wrote in that applicants with poor writing skills are typically not hired. Those that do receive an opportunity with a company usually do not last long enough to be considered for a promotion…Based on survey results, the authors suggest writing deficiencies are costing American companies upwards of $3.1 billion each...
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