Aside from the hard skills that are directly related to particular jobs, there are several soft skills that aren’t often stressed but almost always necessary to succeed and even excel. These soft skills are most related to personal interactions and the correct way to guide your words and actions in the workplace.
Some people dismiss these soft skills as innate characteristics that people either possess or don’t. However, there is too much relevant data to prove otherwise. Like any other hard skill that is learned or other traits people possess, soft skills can be effectively taught and learned. Ignoring this aspect of negotiating the workplace can be disastrous in some cases. It’s hard enough to be thrust into a new environment with new co-workers, but it can be so much harder for those that aren’t very adept in people skills or dealing with colleagues. For these people, sometimes the added pressure can be just enough to push them away from a particular job and back into the job search.
We’ve found that with a more rounded skill set that is afforded with soft skill training, new employees possess more confidence and comfort in their work day and are more likely to truly enjoy their jobs. Moreover, their employers appreciate that their new employees are able to effectively use social skill for some parts of the job that may not be specifically listed in a description.
This part of the training is one more reason our partners turn to us to provide quality employees. They know that our trainees can handle every aspect of the job with poise and conviction and will get things done the right way. By integrating the soft skill set into our training program, we know that we’re providing everything the new employee will need without exception.