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Soft skills are personal attributes, typically linked to how you work and interact with others, which are necessary for success and your career development. Soft skills make it easier to form relationships with other people which makes you visible for the right reasons.
Regardless of where you work and what job you have, you will need some soft skills.
In contrast, hard skills are teachable abilities or skills that are easy to quantify and measure. Typically, you'll learn hard skills in online classes, in-person training, books, or on the job.
Most interactions with other people require some level of soft skills. At a company you might be negotiating to win a new contract, building positive relationships in the office, presenting your new idea to colleagues, networking for a new job, and so on.
We use soft skills every day at work and developing these soft skills will help you win more business and accelerate your career progression. Good emotional intelligence, time management, and problem solving skills are among the essential skills needed for promotion and beyond.
The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report suggested that by 2030, complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management and emotional intelligence will be among the most important skills required in the workplace.
As the cost of robots decreases and the performance of artificial intelligence improves, jobs will become more automated. Traditional skills like teamwork, communication and critical thinking will be more important than ever.
Some economists predict that the best paid jobs will combine these business and communication skills with new tech skills people are trying to learn.
Research has supported the idea that soft skills development increases ROI, for example, in a study conducted by Harvard University, Boston College and the University of Michigan, it was found that soft skills training:
Soft skills training also helps with employee retention. 94% of employees say that they’re more likely to stay at a company longer if there are opportunities for professional development.
57% of leaders say that soft skills are more important than hard skills. there’s no better time to start building and demonstrating these skills. Our range of soft skills courses cover the most in-demand skills, from public speaking through to leadership communication and virtual presenting.