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The brighter side to redundancy?

I was surprised to read that HR (along with teaching, the public sector, IT and accounting) are apparently 'industries' that historically fare better in a recession, though the source of this information was not revealed.

All use these skills, which recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development identifies as the five transferable skills valued most by employers:

  • Communication - IT and literacy: communicating clearly through word processing tools, spreadsheets and using the internet
  • Self-management: accepting responsibility for your actions, managing your own time, and demonstrating readiness to improve on the job
  • Team working: respecting others, co-operating within a team, contributing to discussions
  • Business and consumer awareness: understanding the motivators that drive business success, and the importance of customer satisfaction
  • Problem solving: applying creative thinking to solve day-to-day problems.

What do you think?


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