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The 7 Soft Skills Trends

If you have stopped to consider what our working landscape would look like by 2030, you would learn that the global market is adopting new technology at a rapid pace.

The 4th Industrial Revolution will impact nearly every industry with The Economist predicting that 50% of jobs are vulnerable to automation. Our workforce will need to be right-skilled to be relevant and economically active in the new way of work.

“These transformations, if managed wisely, could lead to a new age of good work, good jobs and improved quality of life for all, but if managed poorly, pose the risk of widening skills gaps, greater inequality and broader polarisation.” - World Economic Forum, 2018 Report

The World Economic Forum published the following:

• 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases, according the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report.

• Critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of skills employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years.

• Newly emerging this year are skills in self-management such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility.

• Respondents to the Future of Jobs Survey estimate that around 40% of workers will require reskilling of six months or less.


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