What human competencies will be claimed by employers by 2020?

Let’s discuss this issue.

The comparison will be conducted with a study for 2015, which was conducted by World Economic Forum analysts.

So, in the first place in 2020, the ability to solve complex complex problems will still be relevant. However, the need for such personnel will increase by 50%.

On the second place, from the fourth in 2015, critical thinking will rise. Due to easy access and a huge amount of information, for qualitative selection of the most important of the abundance of outdated and incorrect data, it is absolutely necessary to develop this competence. High school is unlikely to help with this, and so develop the skill will first have to parents, and then the company in which a person works or through self-development.

In third place, rising from the tenth, will be creativity. The development of technologies requires non-standard solutions and understandings of these technologies. Despite the fact that a user can go online and find an explanation for anyone, even the most complex issue in simple words, non-standard solutions are what develops technologies. After all, if great inventors and innovators used existing technologies, and did not invent something new, we would have remained in the Stone Age.

In fourth place, coming down from the third, will be the competence of people management. This will happen not because it is less significant, but due to the growth of the previous three, as well as due to the growing demands for technical and computer literacy. Many companies will go in the direction of the development of artificial intelligence, such as the TalentScan platform in the field of HR, so intellectual work will be more complex, and more competent specialists are needed. And such, as is known, it is becoming harder to find.

In fifth place, falling from the second, will be the skills of coordination and interaction. The reason for the fall is similar to the competence of people management.

In the sixth place, without shifting from their positions, there remains emotional intelligence (the ability to recognize emotions, understand the intentions and motivation of other people, and the ability to control emotions in order to solve practical problems). From year to year, companies are increasingly investing in this area for the development of their employees.

In seventh place, having risen from the eighth – judgment and decision-making. Over time, technology becomes more complex. With them, the tasks become more complicated. Accordingly, making the right choice quickly and without losses for the company has been and remains a very important aspect. After all, a valuable employee should only improve and improve his company without making rash decisions.

In the eighth place, having swapped places with decisions and judgments, there will be a client-oriented approach. This competence is very much connected with the development of empathy, and it is extremely difficult to separate them.

In the ninth place, falling from the fifth, will be the ability to negotiate. Most likely this is due to the growing demand for new competencies.

And in the last, tenth place, there will be cognitive flexibility (the mental ability to switch from one thought to another or the ability to think about several things at the same time). In the list of 2015, it was not, but in the developing world it is extremely important.

From the list of 2015 competencies, emotional intelligence and cognitive flexibility replaced active listening and quality control, completely displacing them from the top ten.

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