#LeadershipResearch: Research Shows A Need For Basic Work Skills Training

Research Shows A Need For Basic Work Skills Training | Leadership Development | ELAvate Singapore

Employers today are challenged with finding and retaining individuals who possess a basic understanding of “how to be a good employee.” Researchers and companies repeatedly have found that organizations need to train people not only in technological and vocational skills, but also in fundamental workplace skills.

A study on school-to-work initiatives, performed by Austin Knight and People Management, revealed:

  • Approximately two-thirds of all students recruited from full-time education lack the fundamental interpersonal skills necessary to be maximally effective employees.
  • 91% of respondents (out of 1,500) believe oral communication is the most important “basic work” skill. Even those entering the work force from higher education programs were not trained sufficiently in some of the skills necessary for success, according to 68% of respondents.

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