LinkedIn ranks Creativity as 2019’s most needed soft skill

Creativity - Featured image

The business and employment-related social networking site list ‘Creativity’ as the soft skill that companies need most in 2019.

Business and employment-based social networking site LinkedIn has listed ‘Creativity’ as the soft skill that companies need most in 2019.

According to the site, the top five soft skills that companies are looking for in 2019 are:

While robots are great at optimizing old ideas, organisations most need creative employees who can conceive the solutions of tomorrow.

2. Persuasion
Having a great product, a great platform or a great concept is one thing, but the key is persuading people to buy into it.

3. Collaboration
As projects grow increasingly more complex and global in the age of AI, effective collaboration only grows more important.

4. Adaptability
An adaptable mind is an essential tool for navigating today’s ever-changing world, as yesterday’s solutions won’t solve tomorrow’s problems.

5. Time Management
A timeless skill, mastering time management today will serve you the rest of your career.

People management considered a hard skill

Meanwhile, ‘People Management’ is now considered a hard skill, ranking at no. 4 on LinkedIn’s Hard Skills list:

1.Cloud Computing
As the world rushes toward the cloud, companies are desperately searching for engineers who have the skills to accommodate this demand.

2. Artificial Intelligence
It;s official — the Age of AI is here.

3. Analytical Reasoning
As they collect more data than ever before, companies are hungry for professionals who can make smart decisions based off of it.

4. People Management
The world has changed from a “command-and-control” model toward leaders who can coach and empower, a difficult skillset few professionals possess.

5. UX Design
UX design is the key to making a digital world work for humans.

Related news: Top Voices Malaysia talk: The largest LinkedIn gathering in Malaysia

MARKETING Magazine is not responsible for the content of external sites.

The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


Download Event PDF
Submit Entries Here

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates in the marketing and advertising scene