- The Hamilton Project, an economic think-tank, says that non-cognitive skills are also integral to educational performance and success at work – and are becoming increasingly so.
- The Hamilton Project referenced a survey of hiring managers in the US, which suggests that they are just as worried about finding people with the right non-cognitive skills as with more traditional and measurable abilities.
- About a third of hiring managers said recent college graduates lacked data analysis and teamwork skills,” says the report.
- The Hamilton Project argues that non-cognitive skills are crucial for the labour market for four key economic reasons.
- The report says that, to a certain extent, those soft skills inevitably depend on people’s personality: “some individuals have an inherently easier time getting along with others” for example.
- “While fewer than 20% of hiring managers said that recent graduates lacked the math skills needed for the work, more than half said that recent graduates lacked attention to detail.
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