The “Best Employer” award awarded by Rome Business School during the graduation ceremony of the 2020-2021 academic year recognizes companies with exceptional human resources policies; Innovative and stimulating corporate culture, digital skills and the T-Shaped model: the keys to recruiting; Rome Business School wanted to recognize American Express human resources policies, based on personal growth and employee well-being; Both companies collaborated since March 2020 in events to promote employment for school students.

Rome, 4 October 2021. Rome Business School (member of Planeta Formación y Universidades, an international network created in 2003 by De Agostini and the Planeta Group) awarded the “Best Employer” award to the American Express company during the graduation ceremony of the academic year 2020-2021. The award, awarded for the first time this year and which will be celebrated annually from now on, recognizes the partner companies of the Rome Business School characterized by an exceptional policy of personal development and human resources.

“It is an honour for us to receive this award as ‘Best Employer’ which once again demonstrates American Express’s commitment and openness to an innovative and stimulating culture, while respecting our corporate values. The good experience with Rome Business School confirmed the importance of these values ​​and of the investment in a university and multicultural reality “, explains Vittorio Carparelli, Colleague Market Partner Manager of American Express.

American Express and Rome Business School have been collaborating since March 2020, through multiple initiatives to promote employment, from the significant Capstone Project with the school, which accompanies students on the field at the end of their academic career, to information sessions and meetings with them. These activities allow the inclusion of people with diversified experiences and different cultural attitudes within the company, particularly thanks to their “Inclusion & Diversity” strategy which aims to give space to young talents.

“American Express stands out for its focus on the career and professional growth of employees, as well as on their well-being as a core value. In addition, it has proven to be one of the companies most willing to cooperate with Rome Business School on multiple aspects related to ’employability of students, effectively transmitting Amex’s corporate values ​​to them” says Alessandra Campa, Career Services Manager of Rome Business School.

Training young people for the “jobs of tomorrow”

According to a recent study by the Rome Business School, the Covid-19 health emergency has greatly accelerated the future of work. Millions of workers have experienced profound changes and transformations in their lives, including things like well-being and productivity. Companies estimate that around 40% of workers will require at least 6 months of retraining, and 94% of business leaders expect employees to acquire new professional skills.

In this sense, 92% of Rome Business School graduates expressed that in 2020 they had already received a job offer after finishing their studies, 84% were promoted and 74% received a higher salary increase. to 20%. “These results reflect the added value of having an interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training, capable of bridging the gap between the academic world and the labor market,” explains Alessandra Campa. “In this historical period, training based on the” T-Shaped “skills model is needed: vertical skills alongside horizontal ones that allow you to collaborate with different specializations. Furthermore, for the workers of the future, soft skills will count as much as, or even more, specific knowledge because many of the current tasks will be performed by artificial intelligence.”

According to Vittorio Carparelli: “One of the most important tools for entering the world of work is the University Master / BA to acquire specific skills and be able to present oneself in a more structured way to companies. Furthermore, digital skills are fundamental in tomorrow’s work scenarios: we cannot ignore a highly technological, digital and social base. Having an adequate training for our times is important for the future, as well as making a greater investment in the practical – and not just theoretical – part of learning and training students, to allow them to acquire useful skills in the world of work, what which in our country is still often lacking”.

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