Coorpacademy’s Jean-Marc Tassetto outlines how to respond to new data on what skills are important in the workplace.
To be one of those highly effective finance directors, you have to be up-to-date on all the latest accounting standards, be know the latest developments in tax legislation and spend long hours in your office reviewing reconciliations and signing off VAT returns. That’s right isn’t it” No.
The ability to think strategically, as well as relationship building and other non-technical skills are becoming more important for CFOs’ career success.
Harvard economics professor David Deming’s research has suggested that within the next 20 years, the highest paying jobs will go to those not with educational qualifications, but to “people people.”
Following a large recruitment drive, Reuben Singh, CEO of alldayPA, has found that just one in five school leavers and job applicants have the necessary "soft" skills needed for business life.
The fact that the likes of EY and Ritz Carlton are turning the recruitment process on its head is evidence enough for Moneypenny founder Ed Reeves that a new approach is needed, where paying close attention to the attitude of a potential recruit will lead to hiring the best.