Top 5 skills most in demand by employers in a study on employers’ expectations with regard to the diploma and skills sought on a CV. Find out what employers expect today. The diploma is an increasingly less important criterion in recruitment
For 59% of employers, “the diploma is not an essential criterion”, especially in the construction, industry and automobile repair sectors where technical skills predominate over those linked to the diploma. But also, in sectors in contact with the public such as hotels and restaurants, commerce or transport.
In small establishments with fewer than 5 employees, more than 60% of employers consider a diploma to be “secondary”. This percentage drops to 40% in structures employing 100 or more employees.
However, for other areas of activity that are a little more technical and those which directly affect the well-being of individuals, the diploma remains a safe bet. As in the sectors of scientific and technical activities as well as activities related to finance where the importance of the diploma remains.
For 16% of employers, specific training accompanied by a diploma is decisive. Particularly in certain sectors such as education, social action and health where a specific diploma is required. Finally, for 25% of employers, “the diploma is important, but several profiles are possible”.
Behavioural skills are an essential key to hiring
60% of employers believe that behavioural skills are more important than technical skills.
Top 10 behavioural skills employers expect
Ability to organize, prioritize tasks (98%)
Sense of responsibility / reliability (93%)
Knowledge of rules (84%)
respect for the rules (84%)
Ability to update knowledge (83%)
Sense of customer relationship (72%)
Capacity for initiative / creativity (69%)
Ability to work under pressure and manage stress (62%)
Thus, the top three behavioural skills expected by employers are the “ability to organize, prioritize tasks” (for 98% of respondents). The second quality is “adaptability” (at 94%) and lasts on the podium is “autonomy” (for 93% of employers surveyed).
The least expected of the 10 behavioural skills relates to the ability to work under pressure and manage stress (62%).
Depending on the profession, the expected behavioural qualities vary
In management administration and commerce, for example, the most expected quality is “the ability to get organized, to prioritize tasks”. Autonomy is in great demand in agriculture, construction and in personal services where a sense of responsibility is also sought. 57% of recruiters first observe the behavioural qualities on a CV.
For jobs related to transport and industry, the skills that often come back are those focused on a sense of responsibility and reliability, but also on knowledge and respect for the rules. The qualities required according to the profession