was a similar survey of member companies, and over 50 % of the employers reported
that skills shortages are problematic. Importantly, surveys dig more deeply
into the types of skills: including technical and also “soft” skills like
critical thinking. While some reports indicate there are unfilled jobs that
require specific technical skills, others report the top attributes employers
seek are critical thinking and interpersonal skills: including leadership,
teamwork, communication skills, and problem-solving.