Saturday, April 16, 2016

Communications is next 'top' technical skill - LISA KATZ, Crain's Business

According to data from the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), 40 percent of job postings identify communications skills — including verbal, written, and interpersonal skills — as a need. It is likely that the true number of job postings emphasizing communications skills is even higher, but the attribute is not specifically stated in the posting. WIN's Eureka Report on preparing the workforce for innovative and disruptive technologies further underscores this research: It found that employers are less concerned about young peoples' technical skills and more concerned about their abilities to relate and engage with others in the workplace.

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