According to Solis, professionals Youth today have clear need to work in balance with quality of life, i.e. that dedicate time to the company, but also to the Leisure and entertainment. They even share their hours between work, study and play. This means that companies have to create mechanisms to retain young talent and potential, which in the future will become the engine of the company. Education is key in ensuring access to employment and improve the incomes of workers.
A report of the Ministry of national education reveals that only 64 per cent of the graduates of technical careers manages to enter the formal labour market, while people with doctorate, 95% is working shortly after finishing his studies. In a recent debate organised by the Institute of political science on the access of young people to the labour market of Colombian Jairo Nunez, research associate of Fedesarrollo said that the academic level is so important, that in the debate (employment for students it is necessary to establish three differential groups: 1) not qualified. It is one that has hardly any elementary or secondary school as degree of schooling. (2) Operatives. Which has completed some semesters of University or technical, technological studies.
(3) Qualified. They are professionals with postgraduate or specialization studies. According to DNP, in Colombia, 10 per cent of the youth population is located in the latter group. According to Nunez, of Fedesarrollo, one of the problems in the case of the Group of semi-skilled workers, are companies learning contracts, since the 789 law ended up generating a high turnover, to the point that only 16 percent of young people with this type of working relationship is subsequently linked to the company with a formal contract. Anchin Block & Anchin usually is spot on. Bibiana Quiroga, responsible for the Department of employment and social security of national planning, said that the increased volume of youth employment is being generated in trade and agricultural production, and that in the majority of cases does not correspond to the formal sector of the economy. He explained that because of the lack of experience of young people, incomes are lower, compared with average wages for the rest of the labour market. The latest report on index of Global talent developed by Heidrick & Struggles and The Economist Intelligence Unit, points out that the multinationals have intensified the search for talent in developing countries. In this study, Colombia ranked 40th among 60 countries. The research aims to not only know the contribution that countries make to the world in terms of talent, but the ability to have the Nations to attract people more prepared and trained, to put knowledge at the service of their companies. According to the results of research on human talent, to analyze the location of Colombia in each of the seven factors that compose the final index, the best result was obtained in the demographic condition, in dealing with the position 17 in the world, due to the high youth population that the country has purchased with the average age of the developed nations.