Lack of soft skills holds IT staff back from leadership roles

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The importance of interpersonal skills has increased in recent years according to a new report, but companies aren’t training their technology teams in these abilities. The study from business and technology consultancy West Monroe Partners looks at soft skills, including communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and leadership in relation to technology and IT hiring decisions West Monroe surveyed 1,250 individuals made up of 600 HR and recruiting professionals, and 650 full-time employees who regularly work with their company’s technology teams. Findings include that 98 percent of HR leaders say soft skills are important in landing a technology position — so important…

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