DOES PERSONALITY TRUMP SKILLS WHEN IT COMES TO WORK?

Having the right skills is an important part of being considered for a job, but possessing the right personality traits is apparently even more essential.
In digital education company Hyper Island’s recent survey of 500 business leaders in the communication and tech fields, 78 per cent cited ‘personality’ as the most desirable quality in an employee.
And the top traits in this category were found to be ‘driven’, ‘creative’ and ‘open-minded’.
The most important quality after personality, according to the survey, is ‘cultural alignment’, which is explained in the infographic as ‘those who make decisions based on values shared with their organization’.
Fifty-three per cent of respondents cited cultural alignment as the top desirable trait. A person’s skill-set was rated the third most important quality, with just 39 per cent of the vote…

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