Career Directed Solutions Blog: February 2018

  • Tucked away on page 2 of the Times, 25th February, on the page that gets most overlooked are three articles, all independent but together they substantiate what we in the careers industry have been first seeing and sensing for many months. It would seem now that there is tangible evidence to support some of the key trends we have been working with are real and not imagination.
    Posted: Wednesday 28 February 2018
  • Employers value technical skills but they also want to see soft skills as communication and collaboration are so important in the modern workplace. Soft skills, in essence, are the interpersonal or “people” skills that help you to successfully interact in the workplace.
    Posted: Saturday 10 February 2018
  • There is a really interesting article circulating LinkedIn which addresses the growing fascination/ obsession with the younger generation and their phones and wider social media activity. Whilst many companies now protect themselves and their staff with social media policies the use of personal mobile technology is a much greyer area particularly when we may use our personal phones for work and our work phones for personal use.
    Posted: Saturday 3 February 2018
  • The availability of key skills is a major concern for CEOs according to the PWC Annual Global CEO Survey. We frequently hear criticism of the UK education system, in 2016 the accountancy body CIMA found that their members thought 80% of young people require 'significant training' before being put to work.
    Posted: Thursday 1 February 2018

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