Basic Skills Deficiencies at Work: Perceptions of Small and Large Employers*


  • Geralyn McClure Franklin Stephen F. Austin University


American business is faced with major problems  due to the decline  in basic work skills , yet many employers continue to ignore the threat of a proficiency gap in the workforce . This paper addresses the importance of basic work skills to business, especially small business. It also presents the results of a study comparing how small and large employers are screening for  and dealing with workers who lack basic skills.


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Basic Skills Deficiencies at Work: Perceptions of Small and Large Employers*. (1993). Journal of Small Business Strategy (archive Only), 4(1), 73-78.