The Hard Case for Soft Skills

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By Elisa Mora May 10, 2016 at 7:52am

The Hard Case for Soft Skills

CIOs weigh in on the top area technology professionals could improve and skill most important for career advancement.

  Area of improvement Skill needed for career advancement
Communication skills (written, interpersonal, & face-to-face) 29% 40%
Work ethics (accountability & reliability) 24% 17%
Creative thinking 18% 3%
Problem-solving skills 12% 31%
Professionalism 10% 4%
Business acumen 6% 4%
Don’t know/no answer 1% 1%

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 270 CIOs in Canada


© 2016 Robert Half Technology


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