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Workplace Basic Skills and Attributes for Entry Level Workers The following skills and attributes for entry level employees were identified by the Texas Workforce Commission. The Future Trends Participants ranked them by need in the workshop follow up survey. Not all Thought Leaders responded to the survey. Skill/ Attribute Oral Communication Teamwork Work Ethic Initiative Integrity Written Communication Pride in Work Following Directions Attention to Detail Adaptability Willingness to continue learning Dedication Professionalism Problem-solving Perseverance Time Management Technology and Tool Usage Numerical and Arithmetic Application Customer Service Creativity Information Gathering Decision-making Leadership Conflict Management Appreciation of Diversity Intellectual Risk-taking Organization Conflict Management Thoughtful Reflection Resource Allocation Multi-tasking Stress Management Percentage 100.0% 93.3% 93.3% 86.7% 86.7% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 80.0% 66.7% 66.7% 60.0% 60.0% 60.0% 60.0% 53.3% 53.3% 53.3% 53.3% 46.7% 40.0% 40.0% 33.3% 26.7% 26.7% 26.7% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% No. Respondents 15 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 Other suggestions: Ability to overcome obstacles and challenges; entrepreneurial thinking, exhibit energy; moral foundation; positive attitude ┬ęCopyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 21