Leadership is one soft skill that’s very hard to teach. Not every employee will be in a managerial role, but being open to new ideas, committing to a plan, and the ability to demonstrate strong morals and set a good example for others in the company is an important quality for an employee to have, regardless of their position within the company.
For those who will be in a position to manage others, companies want leaders with integrity and those that can hold themselves and their staff accountable. Perhaps most importantly, companies want leaders that are empathetic and make their team feel valued. Sixty percent of workers want to work for an organization that values its staff during unpredictable times, according to a poll from Robert Half of 1,000 U.S. employees.