Recently, LinkedIn surveyed 4,136 employees and 844 Learning and Development professionals across Australia, India, Japan and Singapore. In Australia, they found that the top skills requested by these employees and professionals alike were softer skills.
Soft skills increase in value with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. This is because soft skills, such as creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking are in demand to expand the application of new technologies. As automation becomes the norm, we need these softer skills to keep expanding technological innovation.
The LinkedIn survey found that Australia is advancing technologically in three areas:
- Continuous integration
- Workflow automation and
- Social media marketing
This means that as these technology elements increase, softer skills will be required to continually innovate and grow our businesses.