menu

Why Personality Trumps Skills In The Search For Tomorrow’s Talent [Infographic]

Why Personality Trumps Skills In The Search For Tomorrow’s Talent [Infographic]
Innovation

Hyper Island's new research report shows what companies and businesses are looking for in the leaders and workers of the future.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 2 april 2014

Global learning institute Hyper Island has just released the findings from an international survey that focused on what businesses, companies, and organizations look for in tomorrow’s leaders and workers.

The survey collected the views of over 500 professionals in the fields of communication, tech, and business development. The respondents were a mix of leaders – CEO, managers, and directors – and regular workers. The survey focused on trends, businesses challenges, readiness for the challenges, and the competencies needed to overcome these challenges.

According to the results of the research, personality is the most desirable quality in an employee, and not necessarily skill-set. Seventy-eight percent of the respondents gave personality a top rating. Thirty-nine percent selected skill-set, while 53% chose cultural alignment.

Hyper Island talked about the results of the survey in a post on their website in which CEO Johanna Frelin commented, “What we found most compelling about this research is how clearly it highlights that personality, not competence, is the determining factor of who’s going to get the most attractive jobs among tomorrow’s recruits.” She also added that companies and businesses look for people who have the required skills, can collaborate, adapt, and have the drive to accomplish things.

The results of the survey also revealed that finding, keeping, and developing the best talent is one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

The research was conducted with the help of Edelman in Stockholm, Sweden, and was done in a three-month period in 2013.

Check out the infographic about the results of the research below.

Hyper-Island-Tomorrows-Most-Wanted-1.jpg

Hyper Island

Innovation
Trending

Digital Design Expert: Mobile First Is Dead, Think Mobile Native

Op-Ed
Automotive Today

Toyota Is Using Sewage To Power Its New Electric Car

A new hydrogen-fueled vehicle is driven by what we flush away

Culture Today

Catch A Concert On This Small Floating Island

A man-made archipelago in Italy is hosting music and art performances

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Innovation Debrief: Boston

See All
Design & Architecture Today

DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Wooden Bike, Boat Or Caravan

Woodenwidget says its detailed guides are suitable for beginners and experienced woodworkers alike

Related Expert

Matt Hardisty

Digital Strategy & Production - Realizing Brand Vision

Design Today

Crash-Friendly Drone Made From LEGOs Is Completely Rebuildable

The clever device offers games, education and the uniquely rewarding experience of destroying your high-flying airship

Fitness / Sport Today

Free Sneakers Given Out To Motivated Marathon Runners

Strava will give the shoes to athletes who run the second half of their race faster than the first

Culture Today

Someone Invented A Robot Just To Serve Trays Of Beef Jerky

Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, in partnership with Chef's Cut Real Jerky, creates an automated snack delivery system

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 27, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs Today

The 10 Steps To Discover, Hire, Develop Your Next Leader

PSFK's Future of Work report outlines key steps in the employee development path to empower next-gen leaders

Millennials Today

Why A Social Networking Site Decided To Rebrand

Meetup, a platform that connects like-minded individuals, has taken steps to stay relevant amongst millennials

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: The People-First Workplace Should Borrow From Tradition

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX underline the old-fashioned ideas that deserve a place in the Future of Work

Fashion Today

Handbags Crafted From An Old NFL Stadium

People for Urban Progress is an up-cycling program that tackles the waste problem of big demolitions

Work Today

Tech Job Site Created Just For Those Who Are Older Than 30

A new occupational job board presents a creative solution to age discrimination in the tech world

Europe Today

Architect Turns A Giant Smile Into A Public Exhibition

The structure offers visitors a new perspective of London and creates an immersive environment that integrates structure, surface, space and light

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Children Today

Norwegian Kids Are Using Their Phones To Log Unsafe Street Conditions

Travel Agent is an app that gamifies the reporting of hazardous conditions to improve the safety of children's commute to school

Travel Today

Google Wants To Help You Plan Your Next Trip

A new app curates vacation itineraries and organizes reservation emails to take the work out of planning a getaway

Technology Today

Small Handheld Analyzer Checks Oral Hygiene On The Go

The breath-detecting gadget gives people a quick and easy peek into their dental health

No search results found.