Creativity most in-demand soft skill for 2020, LinkedIn says

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to perceive, evaluate and respond to your own emotions and the emotions of others — was a newcomer to its list, which "underscores the importance of effectively responding to and interacting with our colleagues.

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