Monday, November 19, 2018
“People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world”
– Barbara Streisand –
The “people problem” we keep hearing about isn’t quite what you think it is. A recent American Enterprise Institute (AEI) study examined the STEM “skills gap” and discovered something altogether different. AEI found that “the emphasis on STEM in workforce development is obscuring deeper, widespread challenges to employability relating to noncognitive skills associated with persistence and character.” Translation: noncognitive, nontechnical skills are more sought after than their technical counterparts and are in extremely short supply among the workforce.
Click here for the full AEI report and don’t forget to evaluate a candidate’s “soft skills” during the interview process.