WPH surveys hundreds of local employers every year via our EmployerOne survey. This year 278 employers of all sizes and from all sectors completed the survey.
Employers consistently share that the top skills that they are looking for in new hires, and in their current employees, are strong soft skills. Local employers are looking for people that have a strong work ethic, are dependable, are self-motivated, can work as a team member, and who have strong customer service skills.
To aid job seekers, WPH and our partners developed a series of three videos highlighting the importance of strong soft skills. Local employers were interviewed on the topics of Independent Work, Dependability, and Work Ethic.
The videos, and a site, Hired not Fired, were created to help job seekers and service providers.