Trends in corporate eLearning in the age of Digital Transformation have been focused around the development of new technical skills as more and more jobs are lost to automation. While companies and workers have been scrambling to stay ahead of the technology curve in order to remain employable and competitive, recent surveys and research have shown that “soft skills” are just as important, if not more-so, to a company’s success. Soft skills have become today’s power skills.
Google analyzed twenty years of hiring and promotions data and assessed top employees across eight attributes. Of these qualities, STEM expertise was the least important, with the seven most important attributes being associated with soft skills. While workers still must possess functional skills specific to their roles, the real differentiators of high-performing employees and teams are the abilities to function as a unit and be aligned along higher organizational goals, beyond individual job-specific metrics.
Soft skills are no longer a “nice to have.” Organizations are requiring soft skills training in certain proficiencies, such as basic business communications and unconscious bias training, across the workforce. Those seeking to advance in their careers into management and leadership roles need even stronger foundations in soft skills to help them get the most from their teams and the organization as a whole.
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Topics: Soft Skills Training
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