In our recent webinar, we discussed the top 5 skills recruiters are looking for during the pandemic. Recruiters are looking for a mixture of soft and hard skills. Soft skills are becoming more important as employers understand the need to hire people who are adaptable and resilient.
Top 5 Skills
Employers need somebody who a can motivate themselves to get the job done. This is increasingly important in the remote working world. Many companies are hiring a remote workforce working across the globe in multiple time zones and locations. It is important to be able to display that you are highly motivated and can either lead and inspire remote teams, or work remotely within a team.
The ability to replenish your energy constantly is also important. This is difficult for many people and links to motivation. Being able to continue chipping away no matter what challenges arise is key. To be resilient you must have an understanding of how you work, what keeps you going if there is a setback, and how to keep your energy levels high.
Leadership skills are changing. Now we must lead remotely, without people sitting with you. Having a shared purpose and being able to deliver a company culture remotely will create a motivated and productive team. This is a relatively new concept, or rather, on the scales we are experiencing now.
4. Listening skills
Customer experience is key to business success. Having the ability to actively listen to customers, or clients will produce long-term relationships, development of products and customer loyalty, as well as happier employees.
There are many sectors in crisis with large volumes of the workforce transitioning out and moving into the sectors thriving. The healthcare sector and technology sectors are two of the sectors that need an injection of skills and workers. Transferring skills from a retail setting for example, to a help-desk is relatively easy if you can highlight the skills you have and how these are related and useful. Therefore, adaptability is highly sought after.