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Hard Data Makes the Case for Soft Skills

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Employer emphasis is often on developing hard skills, like computer science and data science, but it’s critical not to discount the importance and marketability of soft skills.
A foundational soft skill in a manager’s leadership toolkit is “noticing,” a hard-to-teach soft skill responsible for increasing leadership effectiveness, navigating change, and leading through complex and ambiguous times with agility.
The term “soft skills” is commonly used, but it is more accurate to define them as part of the behavioral skills that are needed in the workplace that are no less important than “hard skills” (technical skills) and that are sometimes more difficult.

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Hard Data Makes the Case for Soft Skills

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Employer emphasis is often on developing hard skills, like computer science and data science, but it’s critical not to discount the importance and marketability of soft skills.
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5 Ways Virtual Training Labs Enhance E-Learning

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The old e-learning paradigm – developed years ago in the model of traditional classroom education – is not always effective or affordable. Improve the quality and efficiency of your online training program with virtual training labs.

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Hard Data Makes the Case for Soft Skills

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Employer emphasis is often on developing hard skills, like computer science and data science, but it’s critical not to discount the importance and marketability of soft skills.
A foundational soft skill in a manager’s leadership toolkit is “noticing,” a hard-to-teach soft skill responsible for increasing leadership effectiveness, navigating change, and leading through complex and ambiguous times with agility.

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You may be put off at the thought of completing what may seem like a mammoth administration task before you even start planning your training, but a training needs analysis at regular intervals can be beneficial to your business for several reasons.

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Distance can create a sense of separation between locations that need to work closely together. Companies must actively support their virtual, multi-site teams to build bridges and improve collaboration.

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In Sales, Soft Skills Drive Customer Experience

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Soft skills (such as communication and relationship-building skills) and the delivery of benefits (as defined by the customer) are the essential ingredients of sales and the foundation upon which we build exceptional customer experiences.

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The term “soft skills” is commonly used, but it is more accurate to define them as part of the behavioral skills that are needed in the workplace that are no less important than “hard skills” (technical skills) and that are sometimes more difficult.

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