Employers look for a mix of skills when they want to hire staff or recruit graduates for internship programmes. According to a study done by CPS International, the most valued skills among employers are basic numeracy and literacy, ICT, ability to work in a team, positive attitude, strong communication abilities, decision-making and organization. Most of the employers (84 per cent) consider work experience as the most important aspect when recruiting staff. Some 73 per cent prefer skills, hobbies and talents. 67 per cent of employers favour volunteerism while only 21 per cent consider internship to be important.
Here are the top 10 most employable skills in Kenya.
Basic skills (numeracy, writing, reading) and ICT skills
Team working skills
Right work-life attitude
Planning and organizational skills
Ability to adapt and act in new situations
Other sector-specific skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Foreign language skills