Here are the 5 soft skills employers demand most

UB University Business

Matt Zalaznick
November 20, 2020
Communication, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving lead to higher earnings, report finds
A new report confirms what many K-12 and college educators have been saying in recent years: Soft skills are critically important to employers across the workforce.
The most in-demand skills across the labor market are:
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Sales and customer service
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving/complex thinking
These in-demand skills “are associated with higher earnings in jobs in which they are used most intensively,” according to the report, “Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want,” by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.