Updated November 28 at 6:26am

Minding the gap

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Minding the gap


Are you concerned with skills shortages among employees?

• Yes – 68.8%

• No – 31.3%

Do you notice skill shortages more in younger or older workers?

• About the same – 43.8%

• Younger – 31.3%

• Older – 15.6%

• Doesn’t apply – 9.4%

Has your company ever implemented changes to train employees to master new skills?

• Yes – 84.4%

• No – 15.6%

What types of skills are most valuable to your company?

• Communication skills – 56.3%

• Technology skills – 28.1%

• Analytical skills – 15.6%


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