Top 5 soft skills in 2021
Posted on 23/04/21 in
Soft skills are just as important as theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
With the world of work undergoing a major transformation over the past year, the demand and value of employees’ skillset have also changed. Innovation is everywhere, and it’s on businesses, their owners and employees whether or how much they choose to adjust. A good balance of soft skills, theoretical knowledge and practical experience has always been a winning combination to look for in an employee. While all three elements are still highly regarded in the workplace, it is the soft skills that have been capturing more of employers’ interest.
Soft skills aren’t as soft as they sound. They can make or break professionals, careers and businesses. Soft skills are defined
by Workable as “general characteristics that help employees thrive in the workplace, no matter their seniority level, role or industry”.
Today, there are more remote jobs than ever, however, there are also more remote job-seekers. This means that the market is saturated with candidates, many of whom are equally qualified from a technical standpoint. In a flooded hiring pool, hard skills matter—but soft skills are what can make a candidate stand out.
Read more about the importance of soft skills in the workplace here