Soft Skills Training – The New Standard
Soft skills (or social/emotional learning, emotional intelligence, etc.) are quickly becoming the new yardstick for measuring success, and with good reason. Research shows that these soft skills account for as much as 85% of an individual’s success, whereas traditional “hard skills” (academics, corporate job training, IQ, etc.) only account for 15%.
Let me say that again: “hard skills” only account for 15% of success in life
Employers have placed a premium on employees’ ability to communicate, to think critically and solve difficult problems, to learn new skills, to lead others, to function independently, to work as part of a team to accomplish a common goal, and to accept and thrive with constant change. This can be accomplished with soft skills training.
But these skills are not typically taught in colleges and universities. And yet these are the skills that employers are clamoring for in today’s workplace. They are also the skills that can make or break a company or organization.