Soft skills training is the number one priority for HR and L&D leaders at companies across industries. And for good reason. Rapid tech innovation causes business needs to change so rapidly, and skill shelf life continues to shrink as a result.
L&D leaders feel getting employees to make time for soft skills training to be their top challenge. Almost, 94% of employees say that they’re more likely to stay at a company longer if there are opportunities for professional development.
When hard skills are the primary focus, it’s easy to quantify abilities and match them to a specific role in an organization. However, we should really be paying attention to how soft skills training correlates with team metrics and employee retention.
The following 5 soft skills don’t just increase the performance of individual employees. They boost team and company-wide performance as well.