Skill requirements evolving rapidly

Soft skills among entry-level, senior roles primary focus for HR managers: Report
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/01/2016

The skills employees need to succeed are changing at a rapid pace — whether they are entry-level or in the most senior roles, according to a survey of 90 Canadian organizations from Aon Hewitt and the Business Council of Canada.

Organizations are increasingly expecting more from entry-level employees in response to rapid advancements in technology and the potential for disruption, found the survey. 

“Companies are increasingly looking for young employees who can absorb information quickly, work in teams and solve complex problems,” said John Manley, president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada in Ottawa.