LinkedIn ranks Creativity as 2019’s most needed soft skill

January 9, 2019
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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.

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Join us at TGV Cinemas 1 Utama and gain creative, marketing and advertising insights from the industry’s finest. MARKETING is organizing a screening and creative forum that feature the best of Cannes Lions 2018.

Get inspired by how creativity is a force for business growth, positive change and the greater good of society. Take away key learnings from the winners and discover future trends you can use in your work. The MC2 Awards 2018 winners presentation will also be held at the same event, followed by drinks and a light dinner buffet.

  • Joe Pullos – Director, Spikes Asia festival
  • Ted Lim – Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Asia-Pacific + Cannes Lions Jury President 2017
  • Gigi Lee – Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\KL (who is also part of the Cannes Lions Jury)
  • Rajay Singh – Founder, Directors Think Tank

Date: 28 January, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 4.30pm – 10.30pm
Venue: TGV Cinemas 1 Utama

For more information, call Ruby or Amira at 03-7726 2588. You can also email them at or Or better yet, book your seat now via online registration here.