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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Soft skills 

What are soft skills?

Soft skills are core skills like communication and problem-solving that are vital for every job role.

What are some examples of soft skills needed in the workplace?

Soft skills are a combination of people skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, career attributes, social and emotional intelligence that enables employees to work together.

Why is it important to develop soft skills?

Good soft skills are an aspect every recruiter looks for in job candidates.

Recruitment criteria in competitive job markets do not stop at technical ability and specialist knowledge. Recruiters look for people who can become leaders, and leadership depends on several key soft skills. Soft skills are vital in building relationships, gaining visibility, and creating opportunities for advancement.

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