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4 Essential ‘Soft’ Skills For Success In The Public Sector

How much do you value your ability to communicate, be part of a team or manage your time effectively? Do you recognise these as important skills?

LinkedIn released their 2019 Global Talent Trends Report earlier this year which surveys HR, talent acquisition and hiring managers to see what their recruiting strategies are for the coming year. According to the survey, 92% of talent professionals and hiring managers agree that soft skills are becoming increasingly important, making them just as necessary as having technical or ‘hard’ skills.

What even are ‘soft’ skills? 

‘Soft’ skills are also sometimes referred to as transferable skills or interpersonal skills. These are the type of skills which are more closely linked to your personality, qualities and how you behave as a person.

These types of skills include: communication, resilience, empathy, problem-solving, time management, leadership, flexibility, responsibility and self-motivation (to name a few).

Why are ‘soft’ skills important when working in the public sector?

As explored in our previous blog post ‘What is the Public Sector?’, there are many different areas which make up the public sector:

  • Local Government
  • Central Government
  • Government Agencies
  • Armed Forces
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency Services
  • Schools, Further Education and Higher Education
  • Charities

Working in the public sector means that you have a direct impact in making a difference to people in our society. The public sector is all about people and having ‘soft’ people skills is important to create both personal, professional and organisational success.

4 Essential ‘Soft’ Skills For Success In The Public Sector

Want to find out more? 

Do you think that ‘soft’ skills are just as important as technical skills? If you would like to discuss any of the details you have read in this blog; including any of our upcoming training courses, please email us at [email protected].

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