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Gauging the Skills Gap: Is Your Community Workforce Career-Ready?

HERO Team / Holly South on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1:15:00 pm 

Results from the ACCE Education Attainment Division's recent QuickPoll are now available! More than 100 chamber professionals responded to questions about their business community’s perception of candidates, the importance of several core skills, and their chamber’s initiatives. Take a look below, and click here for the complete QuickPoll results.

  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that jobs aren’t filled because of a technical skills gap:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Half find that a lack of non-technical skills (e.g., communication skills and teamwork)  is also a huge challenge:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Of the core skills we asked about, critical thinking and problem-solving is the most highly valued by poll participants:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more on ACCE's Surveys and Data, including QuickPolls, view our Research Overview page.

Tags: Workforce Development, Careers, education, HERO, QuickPoll, skills gap

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Results Available From New QuickPoll on the Chamber Professional

HERO Team / Holly South on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm 

ACCE's HERO division has released the latest QuickPoll results about the Chamber Professional. Thanks to the nearly 500 participants who answered five questions about their chamber experience and professional goals, and provided a slew of interesting comments! Here’s a look at a couple of the questions and responses:

How likely is it that you will be working in chambers in 2025? Nearly a third of respondents plan to retire by 2025.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick the most important change your chamber must make for you to consider your current position a dream job: 40% of respondents want a higher salary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions or more information about this QuickPoll, please contact HERO@acce.org. For more on ACCE's Surveys and Data, including QuickPolls, view our Research Overview page.

Tags: Careers, Chamber Professional, QuickPoll

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