Posted by Michael Weiss on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 07:30
The need for outstanding nontechnical attributes, also commonly referred to as soft skills, is a hot topic, both for accounting and finance professionals and employers. The need for these abilities has only grown in today’s workforce.
Robert Half and Latino business association ALPFA recently hosted "Critical Nontechnical Skills: The Essentials for Success in a Diverse Workplace," a webinar to discuss both the employer and employee perspectives.
The event featured insights from:
Gilbert Cabrera, vice president of finance, Safeway Inc.
Manny Espinoza, chief executive officer, ALPFA
Linda Howard, treasurer, Orlando Utilities Commission
Paul McDonald, senior executive director, Robert Half (pictured)
The executives offered insights on issues ranging from the soft skills in demand and how employees can hone these abilities and showcase them in their resumes to ways managers can help their teams develop these attributes and gauge job candidates’ nontechnical abilities.