Three out of four bosses say school leavers and graduates lack the basic skills needed to join the workforce.
A poll of some of Britain???s biggest businesses, such as HSBC, Santander, KPMG and Procter & Gamble, found widespread despair with the quality of potential recruits.
Many young people turn up for interviews ???without the vital employability skills that employers are looking for???, such as punctuality and a general ???can-do??? attitude.