CEOs want these skills from HR in 2019

These bankable skills help the best employees stand out

CEOs want these skills from HR in 2019

New year, new skills. Most people hope to get a good start to 2019 by acquiring bankable skills as part of their new year’s resolution.

People start the year “focused on building new habits,” said LinkedIn Learning editor Paul Petrone.

Because of this, January tends to show a spike in the number of workers enrolling in personal and professional development courses, according to LinkedIn data.

The professional networking site has released the top skills that companies will need most in 2019.

“These are the skills your boss and your boss’s boss find most valuable, but have a hard time finding – and the skills that’ll most help you better serve your clients and customers,” Petrone said.

Notably, even with the emergence of cloud computing and artificial intelligence, nearly six in 10 business leaders today put more premium on soft skills than on hard skills, the data revealed.

What are the most bankable skills in 2019?

Soft skills

  • Creativity
  • Persuasion
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Time management

Hard skills

  • Cloud computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Analytical reasoning
  • People management
  • UX design
  • Mobile application development
  • Video production
  • Sales leadership
  • Translation
  • Audio production
  • Natural language processing
  • Scientific computing
  • Game development
  • Social media marketing
  • Animation
  • Business analysis
  • Journalism
  • Digital marketing
  • Industrial design
  • Competitive strategies
  • Customer service systems
  • Software testing
  • Data science
  • Computer graphics
  • Corporate communications

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