Tag Archives: Skills

SA’s top 5 most employable skills (Moneyweb)

Information technology South Africa is renowned for its sporadic adoption of innovative technology. Even now, in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we lag behind the rest of the world in this area. Employable skills (or the lack thereof) in this industry are no exception – of all the skills in demand in 2022, […]
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The future of jobs report 2020 (WEF)

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labour market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work. The Future of Jobs Report 2020 aims to shed light on: 1) the pandemic-related disruptions thus far in 2020, contextualized within a longer history of economic cycles, and […]
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How to avoid the top mistakes that startups make (Inc)

By Annis Uzzaman  Building a startup is a tough but rewarding journey. At each step, the startup founder needs to be careful about what he or she decides to do. Every stage of the startup journey is likely to hinge on several important decisions. These are some of the typical mistakes that entrepreneurs should be careful to […]
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How to apply emotional intelligence to your leadership (Inc)

By Maya Hu-Chan   When it comes to building strong, lasting relationships with clients and team members, it’s time to start thinking like CEOs but under a different definition: Chief Emotional Officers.   We business leaders are often trained to focus on data, numbers, and “hard skills.” As leaders, we must equally engage our other skill sets, to focus […]
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Why companies need creative leaders in the future of work (Forbes)

By Jason Wingard In 2019, LinkeldIn named it “the most important skill in the world.” The World Economic Forum (WEF) placed it third on a list of the “10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Surprisingly, it is not data science or artificial intelligence, but something much softer: creativity. In her book,   The Creativity Leap, Natalie Nixon […]
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Which professions are most vulnerable to automation? (MIT Sloan Review)

Scott Latham and Beth Humberd in their article “Four ways jobs will respond to automation”, outline the professions most vulnerable to automation. Popular narratives are that low-paying jobs are at risk, while college-educated professions will remain largely untouched. According to the authors it is not so cut and dry. To survive, employees need to understand the […]
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10 Most important work skills in 2020 (The Muse)

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How to teach employees skills they don’t know they lack

By: Ulrick Juul Christensen September 29, 2017 Source: https://www.hbr.org After spending billions of dollars a year on corporate learning, U.S. companies probably assume that their employees have the knowledge and skills they need to carry out their jobs. The employees themselves probably think they’re prepared, too, having gone through these exercises. But according to data from industries including academia, health […]
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7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work

By: Charlotte Edmond September 04, 2017 Source: https://www.weforum.org Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the most important life skills, according to one educational expert. Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, argues […]
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The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them (Weforum)

By: Simon Torkington September 02, 2016 Source: https://www.weforum.org