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Do Soft Skills Matter?

Do Soft Skills Matter?

Regardless of what you call them, everyone needs to start paying soft skills the attention they deserve. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs 2018 report, here are the top five skills likely to be trending in 2022:

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Creativity originality and initiative
  4. Tech design and programming
  5. Critical thinking and analysis

What is the most striking part of this list?Read more

Why One-Off Diversity Training is Ineffective

Here We Go Again: Why One-Off Diversity Training is Ineffective

I just read an interesting article by Michael J. O’Brien from Human Resource Executive, with observations from John Arendes, Vice President and General Manager of Global Compliance at Skillsoft. The article asks the question, “Will Sephora’s One-Hour Diversity Training Pay Off?”

The article offers a commentary on Sephora’s decision to close all of its stores so that its 16,000 employees can undergo a 1-hour diversity-training workshop.Read more