LinkedIn has more access than just about anyone to data about a) the skill sets of today’s top talent and b) the skill sets companies are seeking. There is a mismatch between the two that LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner calls a significant skills gap. “Somewhat surprisingly,” Weiner says in an interview with CNBC, “interpersonal skills is where we’re seeing the biggest imbalance. Communications is the number one skills gap.”
LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Report found that the four most in-demand soft skills are within leadership, communication, collaboration, and time management. The report corroborates my own experience as an executive coach, where I have found that soft skills can be hard to find and difficult to master.
Published on Forbes on Sep. 24, 2018
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