Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wanted: 'Soft skills'

According to a story in the WSJ by Nick Schultz, Sept 20, 2012, some employers lament the lack of candidates. Not engineers? Not plasma physicists?

No—can’t pass a drug test.

Also, many people cannot answer a telephone properly.

Interpersonal skills, movtation—lacking.

Basic grammar and spelling—substandard.

Who’s to blame? The educational system, families—and yes, people themselves. Get with it.

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