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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 Manufacturing Future Trends Participants ranked them by their industry need in the workshop follow up survey. Not all Thought Leaders responded to the survey. See pages 22-23 for definition of the skills and attributes. Skill/Attribute Responses N-11 Skills/Attributes Responses N-11 Numerical and Arithmetic Application Decision-making 18% 2 18% 2 Customer Service 18% 2 8 Initiative 18% 2 73% 8 18% 2 64% 7 Technology and Tool Usage Organization 18% 2 Integrity 64% 7 Conflict Management 9% 1 Following Directions 45% 5 Resource Allocation 9% 1 Attention to Detail 45% 5 Multi-tasking 9% 1 Written Communication Appreciation of Diversity Dedication 36% 4 Stress Management 9% 1 27% 3 Leadership 0% 0 0 3 Perseverance 27% 3 Intellectual Risktaking Thoughtful Reflection 0% 27% 0% 0 Time Management 27% 3 Creativity 0% 0 Professionalism 27% 3 Information Gathering 0% 0 Conflict Management 0% 0 Problem Solving 82% 9 Work Ethic 82% 9 Oral Communication 73% 8 Teamwork 73% Willingness to Continue Learning Pride in Work Copyright 2016 North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. ~ All rights reserved. 21