What is the Importance of Soft Skills and Hard Skills?
Do you need to have both Soft skills and Hard skills?
Read below to determine that,
In today’s Job World Soft skills are as equally important as Hard Skills. So having a combination of both, will help you grow in your career and succeed.
Soft-skills helps in effective inter-personal relation, communication, intelligence which does not directly depend on your knowledge.
In short, soft-skills is related to dealing with people with a polite and positive attitude.
Examples of soft-skills include:
Employers nowadays hire people not only with job related hard skill but also with soft-skills. The foremost expected soft skill from an individual is usually Communication, Business Etiquette and Positive attitude. These skills help employers to stay confident about the performance and effectiveness of an employee. Communication skills not only helps to communicate with clients or customers but also with your co-workers and superiors. This ensures that the employee is good with team-work and healthy work-environment.
Hard skills are usually gained through Education, Training or any experience that are required for a job. These skills may include Programming language, MS Office Software, Accounting software, SEO/SEM Marketing etc. which can be presented as in a degree or a certification.
In short, Hard Skills are teachable and measurable abilities which helps an individual to complete certain tasks and jobs.
Examples of Hard Skills can be:
- Fast Typing
- MS Office
- Web Designing
Which Skills will we need in Future?
Forecasts from global management consultancy McKinsey & Company, show that the demand for technology (between 2016 and 2030) is gathering pace. But that’s not the full story. “The increase in the need for social and emotional skills will similarly accelerate,”
While IT skills and competencies based around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) will be highly valued, research from around the globe, continues to show an expanding need for “soft skills” like Communication, Entrepreneurship and Change Management.
Research also demonstrates a corresponding scarcity of these skillsets. Without these soft skills, a business cannot empower itself to meet the future challenges and grow accordingly.
For employees to work efficiently, to be able to process information and to make better decisions and progress in their careers, soft skills are non-negotiable. Businesses will need to attain both soft skills and hard, as part of their Talent Recruitment, Training & Development and Human Resource Management.
This mindset would help businesses by keeping employees motivated, productive and engaged which will directly help them prosper and grow in future.
Soft Skills are based on one’s intelligence, personality or attitude and Hard Skills are attained through education, knowledge or some experience. Having a combination of both can help an individual to succeed in their career as employers look for these skills in recent times.
When you apply for a job majority of candidates have the same qualification or hard-skills but to be able to show your soft-skills makes you stand out for that job.
We at IBTA-Arabia have designed Soft-Skill courses based on the requirements of the industries and the candidates looking to learn it in both English or Arabic language. We have also designed Special Soft-Skill Courses for the Gov. and corporate employees.
“Our courses of soft-skills are developed by industry experts which are widely recognised and Internationally Accredited by IBTA.”