Recent research from LinkedIn shows that the 2nd on the list of ‘Most In-Demand Skills for 2023’ is #Communication. So why are employers and HR professionals putting so few resources toward developing these skills in their workforce?
Harvard University conducted research that showed that 85% of career success: #employment rate, chances of #promotion and job #stability, comes from well developed soft skills – #integrity, #initiative and #tact. We find it shocking that companies are only spending 28% of their employee training budget on developing these.
Ironically, the soft skills that managers are currently seeking are the ones that are the hardest to develop – not least because little resource is being allocated to nurturing employees’ confidence in the workplace. The soft skills that are in demand – #empathy, #communication and #resilience – are difficult to foster without dedicating considerable time and money to them. These skills cannot be developed without the fundamental confidence in our own ability and competence.
At @DebateMate, we focus on developing participants’ core confidence in communicating, both with preparation and in the moment. Our Workshops provide participants with a tool kit for how to present themselves in the most coherent manner and how to listen to their colleagues with empathy.
Get in touch if you need some help in growing your teams’ communication skills and confidence in themselves.