Skillsoft Blog

2017 APAC Perspectives

By Tara O’Sullivan


When we were deciding the theme for this year’s conference we talked to both our customers and our team to try and get a sense of what’s ‘hot’ right now – what are the issues and the topics the industry is buzzing about.Read more

The Importance of Soft Skills Training

By Heide Abelli

The Importance of Soft Skills Training and Development

I accept that leveraging technology is a high priority for organizations today, with many organizations heavily emphasizing the development of “hard” or technical skills among their employees. And yes, hard skills are vital and necessary to maintain a competitive advantage, but in our social media obsessed world, it is becoming ever more apparent that no organization can afford to take their eye off the “soft skills ball.”

If you have any doubt about why soft skills are more critical now than ever, here’s a hint: social media.Read more

Learning at Work Week 2017

By Agata Nowakowska


The word motive is derived from the old French word motif and means to move…literally.

Following this motivator is something or someone that causes movement.

Listening to folks who spend their working day in the learning and development (L&D) world, I can safely say that one of the biggest hurdles facing any learning programme, no matter how fabulous or cutting edge it is, is motivating people to participate in it.Read more

What does the government’s new Digital Strategy mean for you?

By Agata Nowakowska 


According to a recent government report, the digital skills gap is costing the U.K. economy £63 billion a year in lost GDP. Yes, you read that correctly – 63 billion pounds of lost or wasted opportunity thanks to what they are calling a ‘digital skills crisis’ that is seeping into every aspect of business and school life and sees over 12 million adults lacking even basic digital skills.Read more