Hard and Soft Skills are Needed in 2024

In the current job market, talent stands out. There are frequent reports of large-scale layoffs due to people lacking skills another person or AI has. More than half of LinkedIn members hold jobs that stand to be disrupted or augmented by AI. According to The 2024 Most In-Demand Skills, LinkedIn VP Aneesh Raman suggests that people skills are going to come more to the center of individual career growth, people-to-people collaboration will be needed to see company growth and leaders will need to communicate clearly, compassionately, and empathetically with their teams.

In 2024, employers realized that hard and soft skills are just as equally necessary as the other. Overall in 2024, the top 10 most in-demand skills globally were:

  1. Communication
  2. Customer Service
  3. Leadership
  4. Project Management
  5. Management
  6. Analytics
  7. Teamwork
  8. Sales
  9. Problem-solving
  10. Research

The article also covered the “skills of the moment,” those that grew most quickly in a defined six-month period from 2022 to 2023. The article emphasizes that adaptability is the one skill that rose to the top of the list. It goes on to say that adaptability and agility are critical for both people and organizations. “Adaptability is the best way to have agency right now. At the core of managing change is building that muscle of adaptability,” says Raman. 

TRACOM Teaches Adaptability

TRACOM offers an Adaptive Mindset for Resilience Training program based on decades of research in clinical psychology. TRACOM teaches strategies that are proven to help people become more adaptable to change and resilient in the workplace. TRACOM’s Resilience Training covers 6 key areas that will build your skills:

  1. Engagement Building
  2. Transformative Leadership
  3. Diversity and Inclusiveness
  4. Sales Success
  5. Change Effectiveness
  6. Workforce Wellness

“There’s something that holds us back from being as resilient as we could normally be and it’s called the negativity bias. And that just causes us to focus more on bad than good. And right now that can have a big effect on the overall culture of an organization.” – Casey Mulqueen, PhD, Director of Learning and Development at TRACOM Group

To build your adaptability, it’s important to remember and recognize that humans have a negativity bias. The Negativity Bias is human’s core source of stress and is the reason humans struggle to adapt to the change. The Adaptive Mindset Model can help you understand your own negativity bias. Get your own Adaptive Mindset Profile now!

About Julia Brodess

Julia serves as Digital & Content Marketing Manager for TRACOM. She enjoys creation of content and keeping up with the latest trends. When she's not writing or hiking, you'll find her baking something sweet while chugging re-heated coffee.

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