Earlier this year, Forbes reported that 90 percent of all jobs have been lost to technology, automation, and robots. That number alone is enough to make any working individual worry about job security. Will there be any work left in the future of the workplace?
The short answer is yes. While there’s no denying that the nature of work is changing and that artificial intelligence is becoming more and more prevalent in the workplace, there remains a major need for a human element in almost all industries. Which leads to the next question: what skills should employees be honing in order to remain competitive?
The World Economic Forum recently released a list of the 10 most in-demand skills hiring managers will be seeking in employees come 2020. The list is primarily composed of “soft skills.” Mastery of things like negotiation, emotional intelligence, creativity, and critical thinking will all be important in future hires.
See some of the skills below and check out the full list of future in-demand skills here.
1. Complex Problem Solving
2. Critical Thinking
4. People Management
5. Coordinating with Others
6. Emotional Intelligence
See the full list here.
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