How to stand out in the after-Covid labor market?

7 August 2020

Attitudinal skills, emotional intelligence, and constant training: these are the aspects to leverage on to access the after-Covid labor market, based on what emerged from the virtual round table that involved professors at BBS and managers from different industries.

An on-line debate, held last July 1st, entirely focused on the post-pandemic labor market, amongst criticalities, opportunities and new challenges.

For those accessing the labor market for the first time, the so-called soft skills are of pivotal importance, which the HR Director of the Montenegro Group Cristina Danelatos summarizes as the ability to constantly learn new things, even those distant from the professional family of origin: “context and enterprises change quickly and consequently roles and functions change too – she maintains – In this scenario, digital transformation is a required attitude for all levels and it’s a must-have for a young graduate wishing to start working in the human resources area: the ability to ‘work with people and robots’ – meant as technology in the broadest sense – requires people to be curious towards technological innovation and to familiarize themselves with these technologies”.

Francesco Rossi, Senior Partner at Praxi, underlined how the learning ability  is necessary not just for recent graduates, but also for those who have started working some time ago, and might find it difficult to resume studying and dealing with not topics. A constant update of skills is therefore necessary, one that leverages on technology and digitization, aspects that are functional in order to be able to work with complex data. Emotional intelligence is increasingly important, as it allows to analyze and manage what happens in the work dynamics.

Imagination and creativity  are fundamental features to keep on learning, but also to manage sudden risk situations according to Niccolò Montanari, HR Professional at HERA: “in the current context, both challenges and business models have changed, as well as the interaction with colleagues and ways of working, following the massive spreading of smart-working”.

Updating your skills with a comprehensive approach, combining specific industry knowledge and cross-cutting skills is the key to make the difference in this context. To turn your ambitions into projects and to meet companies’ new needs, check our training programs at this link.


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