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Top 4 Skills Employers Place A Premium On

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According to Managing Talent (Economist Books, 2014) four broad skill areas will be in greatest demand over the next ten years, says Oxford Economics and Towers Watson, a global professional services firm. Based on a worldwide survey of 352 human resources managers in the first quarter of 2012 and a modelling exercise involving 46 countries and 21 industry sectors, employers will place a premium on the following: Digital skills  The fast-growing digital economy is increasing the demand for highly skilled technical workers. Companies are looking for staff with social-media-based skills, especially in “digital expression” and marketing literacy. Digital business skills are rated as crucial, particularly in...

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