WSJ: Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply

The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article recently that discussed the increasingly large gap between Employers’ hiring needs and job candidates’ ability to fulfill those needs–specifically, their lack of much-desired ‘soft skills’:

“Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants can communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with coworkers. Those traits, often called soft skills, can make the difference between a standout employee and one who just gets by. While such skills have always appealed to employers, decades-long shifts in the economy have made them especially crucial now.”

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