Preferred skills for global economy
FINANCIAL and budgetary, IT and green skills top the list of skills in greatest demand, according to the global clients of recruitment firm Hays.
Regional director Lisa Morris says talent shortages are a global problem and include soft as well as hard skills.
‘‘ For anyone considering their career options in our globalised economy, these are the skills to focus on,’’ she says.
‘‘ There is a common global perception that candidates do not have a sufficient standard of soft skills.
‘‘ In terms of hard skills, current economic circumstances and long-term demographic trends are driving demand.’’