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Hard Skills Down, Soft Skills Up

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 02 January 22 2019

January 2019

Cengage, an American education and technology company, has published a short visual report on a survey they did among over 650 employers and over 1500 students on the expected impact of technology on the job market.

The report: The People Factor  found that students are very concerned that IT will do away with the jobs they may be looking for after graduation, but that these concerns decrease significantly as students graduate and enter the workforce. This aligns with the view of employers that easily-automated skills are going down in their appreciation, but the human skills like Communication, Listening, Critical thinking and Interpersonal skills are actually appreciated more than before by HR directors.

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