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“Level Up: The Essential Guide to Soft Skills Development for Recent Grads”
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No matter how many degrees or other on-paper qualifications a person has, if he or she doesn’t have certain emotional qualities, he or she is unlikely to succeed..
Google’s data indicated that psychological safety, more than anything else, was critical to making a team work. Individuals cannot continue to act as individuals for a team to thrive
Companies with engaged employees outperform up to 202% better.
Skills include: writing, verbal communication, self confidence, assertiveness, time management, networking, basic technology, critical thinking / problem solving, negotiation, ability to work well with others and empathy.
The acts of listening, presenting ideas, resolving conflict, and fostering an open and honest work environment all come down to knowing how to build and maintain relationships with people.
98% of employers look for communication skills when hiring.
New employees are failing more and more due to poor interpersonal skills. Surprisingly, only 11% fail because they lack the necessary technical skills. This is an issue for employers, who are burdening from the financial cost of hiring failures.
Employers are much more likely to take on an employee who’s a good cultural fit, even if it means that they need to provide some training for their new hire.
Majority of employees are not ‘engaged’ (enthusiastic and committed to their work) in their job. Improved engagement levels could be a reflection of the country’s improved economic conditions. Millennials are the least engaged generation despite employee engagement being the highest it’s been since it started being recorded in 2000.
81% of employers identified “Teamwork” as a necessary skill for employees.
Having the right skills (i.e. communication, teamwork, flexibility and positive attitude) when applying for a job is starting to outweigh having a high level of education.
Research into employers, candidate materials and hiring factors, validation, competencies, and use and value of the Co-Curricular Record.
We are often led to believe that the only way to succeed is to be blessed with an exceptional IQ. Yet findings suggest that emotional intelligence is actually a greater indication for success than intellect.