What skills are needed to fill the workforce gap? That gap between what employers need and what people can offer in terms of skills and competencies. Analysts are warning employers that college graduates that meet technical job-specific skills today will need to upskill and be trained for the same role in about 6 years.
Perhaps it’s time to examine the needs of the organization today and in the next 24 to 36 months. New research on successful candidates reveal a deeper need employers have is centered more on behavioral skills so while technical skills might get you the job it is the competencies, behavioral skills, around communication, adaptability, prioritization and time management, working on and with teams – these Higher Order Thinking Skills are needed for employees to be successful operating across functional, organizational, and time-defined boundaries.
We need to work on defining the real-world behavioral skills these roles need and create the path forward to bring people with purpose into a productive environment. Check out this video, Behavioral Skills are Tomorrow’s Success, that looks at defining real-world behavioral skills roles need and creating the path forward to bring people with purpose into a productive environment.
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