British employers have been told to concentrate more on stamping
out poor grammar and spelling at work, in a new report.
The survey from the Department for Education and Skills has found
that four out of ten employers took more care to prevent employees
chewing gum and flirting than they did to improve literacy.
And despite hundreds of thousands of graduates applying for positions in the UK, especially
in the areas of IT sales
sales, there are still concerns that one in four job
applications contained errors.
Some of the most common included confusing 'their', 'there' and
'they're', while some CVs and applications also increasingly
contained words such as 'ain't' and 'gonna'.
"They [employers] must do more to police poor spelling and grammar
in the workplace, as this is the first step in tackling the problem
and raising standards," said Phil Hope, skills minister.
"Concerns around the level of reading, writing and maths skills
should be right up there with managing absence and staff
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