Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Employers favour workers that are adaptable, resilient and willing to learn!

New research from leading job board, CV-Library, reveals the key skills that employers are favouring right now, including the ability to adapt (71.5%), resilience (57.5%) and being able to balance your work and personal life (29.2%).

The study, which surveyed 300 UK employers on the top skills they believe are most important in a potential hire right now, found that companies are keen to see candidates excelling in the following areas:

  • Ability to adapt (71.5%)
  • Resilience (57.5%)
  • Willingness to upskill (39.7%)
  • Ability to change (31.3%)
  • Ability to balance work and personal life (29%)
  • Networking (16.4%)

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments:

“The world of work is constantly changing, influenced by a range of factors; from technological advances and rapidly evolving jobs, to a change in employee expectations and a rise in remote working. Employers have a duty of care for their workers and with workplace stress and economic upheaval seeing no signs of disappearing, it’s no wonder that companies are prioritising candidates that can excel in these areas.”

According to the study, 89.3% of employers say they take a proactive approach to helping their employees upskill, believing that it’s important to do so for the following reasons:

  • To develop employees careers in the company (67.4%)
  • To retain top performing members of staff (63.3%)
  • To build an internal talent pipeline (53.5%)
  • To remain competitive against other companies (52.6%)
  • To help overcome nationwide skills shortages (17.7%)

Biggins continues:

“As human beings, it’s natural to want to feel as if we are developing in our careers and learning new skills is a huge part of this. This means employers must invest in boosting skills within their workplace: whether that’s through internal or external training, or investing in new technologies.”

About CV-Library

CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of over 13 million CVs.