- Adaptive skills have grown in importance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Effective communication topped the list of key skills needed for business viability and it has grown in importance since last year (voted by 68% in 2021 vs 48% in 2020)
- Teamwork is the second most important skill (55%), followed by Leadership (53%), Negotiation and Influencing skills (51%) and Digital Marketing (50%)
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 25 March 2021 – Since the start of the pandemic, workforce competencies have had to evolve, resulting in the increasing importance for adaptive skills in the workplace. In particular, more employers say that Effective Communication is key to business viability, making it the increasingly most sought-after skill (voted by 68% in 2021 vs 48% in 2020). This is one of the key findings in the recent NTUC LearningHub‘s Employer Skills Survey report.