Skills Roundup: Soft Skills for 2021

Companies in every sector are increasingly valuing soft skills in the workplace. These skills – communication, collaboration, motivation, and creativity, among others – have become critical as companies look to improve productivity and profits.

In the rapidly-changing technology sector, people with these skills can adapt, learn, and grow – traits that are highly valued by employers and that can set job candidates apart from the competition.

Alongside the many technical skills required in information technology, soft skills are also in-demand in tech jobs. A 2018 study (opens in a new window) found that nearly 80% of human resources leaders said they had become more focused on finding technology employees with strong soft skills.

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