Help Wanted: Must Play Well with Others

A recent report from ReadyNation says managers are increasingly frustrated by a “troubling” lack of punctuality and problem-solving, perseverance in overcoming challenges and other social-emotional qualities critical in the workplace, based on a new national survey of business leaders.

More than 90 percent of business decision-makers polled agreed that experiences during a child’s first five years of life affect the development of their social-emotional skills as adults.

“Business leaders understand the vital link between experiences in early childhood and the later character skills that their employees will need,” the report concludes. “Simply put, providing high-quality early care and education to young children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, is a critical first step toward building the strong workforce that will drive America’s economy forward in the years to come.”

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