Employers looking for motivation, interpersonal abilities, time management

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A survey of employers shows they need more than technical skills from their applicants.

Nancy Wenande, C.E.O. of Yankton Area Progressive Growth, says a survey shows the top three skills employers are looking for are: motivation, interpersonal abilities and time management.

She says some of that involves retraining.

Wenande says there are ways to motivate prospective workers.

Wenande says as job vacancies fill, more people may stick with their current employers.

During the quarterly meeting of YAPG, Wenande said there are over 800 open jobs in Yankton County.