Tag Archives: Skills Shortages

Seeking Soft Skills

With the ability to train hard skills, some organisations are looking for hires that align to values and culture instead.

By Simon Kent

Skill shortages abound across many sectors of EMEA business. Problem areas are no longer confined to specialist roles or niche industries. Employers everywhere are facing a candidate-driven market where competition for talent is already high and increasing. In the face of this, employers are now looking to secure employees with good soft skills with the intention of bringing their technical skills up to speed once in place. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report found that 92 per cent of U.K. businesses report that soft skills are now as important or more important than hard skills.

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Searching for Skills

Skills Shortages

A new research report explores how HR can adapt in a tough talent market.

By Zoe Harte

What keeps HR leaders up at night? The answer is nearly unanimous: Finding the right talent. In fact, 96 percent of HR managers who participated in the 2018 Upwork Future Workforce HR Report said they had an opening on their team in 2017.

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