Top 10 Skills In Demand By 2020


In fewer than four years, employers will seek employees with very different skill sets than they do today.

 

A report surveyed executives from more than 350 employers across 9 industries in 15 of the world’s largest economies to come up with predictions about how technological advancements will force the labor markets to evolve, and here are the top 10 skill sets respondents said will be most in demand by 2020:

10. Cognitive flexibility
The ability to think about multiple concepts simultaneously, with creativity, logical reasoning and problem sensitivity.
9. Negotiation skills
8. Service orientation skills
Reading the minds of others and reacting.
7. Judgment and decision making (data analysis)
As organizations increasingly collect more data, there’s a greater need for employees with the ability to analyse data and use it to make decisions.
6. Emotional intelligence
5. Coordinating with others
Collaborating and adjusting actions in relation to others.
4. People management
Motivate people, develop employees and identify the best people for the job.
3. Creativity
2. Critical thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of different solutions and approaches.
1. Complex problem solving
Even with the increase in data to help make decisions, people still need the skill to solve complex problems.

See also: The 10 skills you’ll need for the jobs of 2020 (Infographic)

Original source – Business Insider

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Education For Our Generation


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I believe its safe to say our generation of youth in secondary schools experience a lack of understanding for respect, discipline, culture, literacy, direction, preparation and guidance. I’m sure people have their own ideas and beliefs within the education system, teaching is a personalised profession. You may choose to be the quiet high expectations type, or the loud assertive type, or just a get the job done to get a nice pay packet at the end of the week.

I can happily say, our current youth have not been brought up to work towards goals. Not to be overly one sided, I speak from a holistic perspective. Many students who attend school have an idea for occupation, or have a goal to work towards tertiary education…Great. I am talking about the other 60-70% of secondary school enrollments. I was laying out my classroom rules, one consequence being “official incident reporting’. Students were…

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Crucial Job Skills Employers Are Really Looking For


TIME

Labor Day offers an opportunity for politicians and economists to offer their two cents on the state of labor. It’s a good bet that some of that commentary will focus on the so-called “skills gap” — the notion that millions of jobs in highly technical fields remain unfilled while millions of Americans without those skills remain unemployed.

The solution according to the pundits? Education and training that focus on technical skills like computer engineering, or on crucial but scarce skills like welding. Match these newly trained employees with open jobs that require those skills and, voila, the skills gap is gone — and the labor market is steadied.

If only it were so simple.

Yes, more American workers need to learn skills that are underrepresented in the labor market. And yes, those technology titans who advocate for more challenging school curricula, for greater funding for science and engineering education and…

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LinkedIn: The “Other” Social Network Makes its Move


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linkedinWe may be reading quite a few news reports these days about Facebook and Twitter facing a plateau in usage … but LinkedIn’s fortunes continue to be on the upswing (financial losses notwithstanding).

In late April, the social network reported that it now has more than 300 million active members throughout the world, which is up more than 35% since the beginning of the year.

Too, the gender gap in membership is narrowing, albeit more slowly:  Today, ~44% of LinkedIn members are women, up from ~39% in 2009.

Even more impressive for a network that has the lofty goal of “creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce,” is the fact that two-thirds of LinkedIn’s active members are located outside the United States.

This is underscored by the top three countries represented  in LinkedIn’s membership, which are the U.S. (#1), India…

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