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What skills make the difference in the modern workplace?


For employees to be able to respond to the new labour market, it is necessary to equip them with new but more basic skills, such as digital skills.

More and more lately, young and old employees as well as young people who are preparing to enter the labour market hear the term skills and at the same time emphasize the need for their development. As economies evolve, the demand for relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes changes over time to meet new requirements.

For employees to be able to respond to the new labour market, it is necessary to equip them with new but more basic skills, such as digital skills. The market experts say that critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork are equally important for a sustainable career and active citizens.

The lifelong learning method
The old model of completing training and then finding a job has been replaced, in fact, by a new model of lifelong learning, continuing education and continuous upgrading of knowledge and skills. There is also much greater mobility in the labour market, as an employee changes profession, employer and place of work more often. Therefore, the reform, upgrading and strengthening of vocational training are imperative. And while this need has been emphasized for years, it seems that the pandemic has made it even more so. 

The pandemic crisis, in fact, emerged through the "violent" adaptation to new data; this dynamic and, to a significant extent, acted as an accelerator of developments. The so-called soft skills, creativity, effective information management, technological knowledge and adaptability to the new digital environment are essential for sustainability in the professional field of an employee.

A new approach to working
This process seems to concern young people and workers of all ages who want to survive, be productive, and evolve. The conditions require a completely different logic in terms of approaching the development of skills in a process that goes far beyond the narrow confines of the levels of education, is continuous and is constantly enriched. Especially in this day and age when the widespread use of the internet has created new employment opportunities, we should all know how to use it to our advantage. 

Now one has the opportunity to work completely from home without requiring his physical presence in the company. For example, one can work as a voice actor from home, but this presupposes that the individual has the appropriate knowledge to handle his own equipment and to process the material of his work, which requires a relative level of expertise. So if he possesses these skills, then he can be productive from the comfort of his home, using the voquent.com site, which will offer him quality and well-paid projects.

The skills development process is age-barrier-free in a highly competitive environment governed by demographic diversification, economic reorganization, and digital technological transformation. In particular, it becomes even more imperative within the work itself, where it is a powerful tool that makes the employee's career path sustainable and competitive.

Quality skills for every new employee
Even if skill development and adaptability is a process that transcends student and university life, education plays a key role. Quality and rapid training of the unemployed and employees for the substantial upgrading of skills and their retraining is a prerequisite for improving the competitiveness of the economy, and young people recognize the need for more timely and quality vocational guidance, but also the key role of skills training.

These skills include a range of personality traits, attitudes and skills that enhance an individual's interaction with the work and social environment or are linked to their participation in the labour market, such as a sense of time perspective and vision for the future, professional adaptability, mental and professional resilience, pre-planned randomness, creativity, emotional intelligence, problem solving and decision management, among others.

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