The talent pool is shrinking. Change is our new normal as is systemic people shortages across many industries. Transferable or soft skills are highly prized by employers and in a marketplace where the demand for hard skills is constantly changing this is seen as a smart hiring practice.
Employers can train for technical skills, but in today’s rapidly changing environment, recruiting with transferable skills in mind is essential. Employing people who have a depth of skills means you are able to draw from a pool of people well beyond those traditionally associated with a particular industry. And that’s likely to make your organisation a robust, diverse and innovative place to work.