World at Work published "Employers Rank Communication Skills First Among Job Candidate Skills/Qualities" last week about what employers are looking for in terms of skills in the workplace.
Based on the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) 2010 Outlook, the top 5 skills employers are looking for are:
- communication skills
- analytical skills
- teamwork skills
- technical skills
- strong work ethic.
How is your skills training in these areas? What are you noticing about new applicants and their level of competency in these areas?
What would you rank as the top 5 skill areas needed in today's economy?
Have a great week,
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CHRP
Author of Effective Group Coaching