Are employers looking for coders or kindness?

Are employers looking for coders or kindness?

Team-building. Conflict resolution. Leadership potential. Empathy. Resilience. Reported by Education Dive, these “soft skills” are becoming the stand-outs more and more employers are looking for in new grads according to the 2019 Job Outlook Study.

The takeaway? At what point do we start referring to these “soft skills” as skills, and start incorporating them more deeply within our curriculum and academic outcomes?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.