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These are the skills companies need today

Understanding the difference between what’s needed and what you think is needed

There’s two sides to this coin. First, let’s take a look at what skills companies most need in this survey with over 23,000 HR leaders.

Hmm, interesting, right?

We can see that companies most value people management skills, the ability to adapt to changing situations and a problem solving mindset. With the events in most recent times, a lot of this makes sense.

But, if we flip over the coin, what are the skills people think they need to advance in their career? Let’s take a look ⬇️

Ok, we can now see a divide here in the company vs individual view.

Where companies are placing emphasis on being adaptable, navigating change and solving problems. The only agreed upon skill between both is for people management.

So, what does this tell us?

Well, quite obviously, many of us are focusing on the wrong skills. Yes, some of the skills could be viewed as similar but there’s a clear difference between both sets of data.

The power skills that companies want, are not the ones that most are focusing on for the future.

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