Discipline: Human Resources Management
Today’s competitive job market needs not only the minimum acceptable skills but higher standards such as non-technical skills or soft skills of prospective employees. The strength of a person’s non-technical or soft skills can make or break one in the workplace. Employers are not just interested in formal qualifications when they are recruiting and promoting somebody for a job.
The study aimed to determine the non-technical manpower skills requirements of selected multi-national manufacturing companies and the key strategies that may help Higher Education Institutions prepare their students in the non-technical skills requirements of these companies. Awareness of these non-technical skill requirements prepares the student to meet successfully the challenges of the work in order to survive and flourish.