Employment and Jobs

Soft Skills Upskilling Planning Guide

October 24, 2018  • Jaime S. Fall & Kevin Martin (i4cp)

Soft skills are crucial for employee and business success. Better teamwork, communication, and customer interaction all make workers more effective and adaptable, even in the face of automation. But creating a training program for soft skills can be daunting.

With this in mind, UpSkill America and i4cp have developed a step by step “Soft Skills Upskilling Planning Guide” to help employers looking to create training programs for soft skills. The tool walks you through a seven-step process, from identifying how soft skills training can help your business through implementation and measuring success. It includes key considerations and steps for continued refinement and improvement of the program. You can download the tool here.

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The Soft Skills tool is the fourth in a series to be released in 2018, thanks to a grant from Walmart to support UpSkill America’s work to equip businesses with tools to educate, train, and support frontline workers’ development to advance their careers. The work builds on UpSkill America’s 2017 UpSkilling Playbook for Employers.

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Soft skills are crucial for employee and business success, but creating the right training program can be daunting. @upskillamerica & @i4cp developed a step by step guide to help employers in this effort.

Better teamwork, communication, and customer interaction make workers more effective and adaptable. How can employers cultivate these qualities in their workforce? Learn more in a new guide by @upskillamerica & @i4cp.

A new tool by @upskillamerica & @i4cp walks employers through the basics of developing soft skills training, from identifying how these efforts can help your business through implementation and measuring success.

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i4cp discovers next practices in human capital management. The research firm provides its extensive member network of leading global employers and government institutions with the research, peer collaboration, tools, and data essential to developing and executing workforce strategies and practices that deliver higher market performance. To learn about i4cp, go to i4cp.com.

About UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement that promotes training and advancement practices to help workers progress in their careers and move into better-paying jobs, with the goal of expanding opportunity for America’s workers and helping our economy and communities thrive. UpSkill America is a part of the Economic Opportunities Program of the Aspen Institute. For more information, visit upskillamerica.org.

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