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Employers look for workers with soft skills as they struggle to fill talent gap

Research from Robert Half reveals that the widely predicted talent exodus post-Brexit will not help matters as almost half of UK companies (49 per cent) struggle to find skilled workers. As a result, one fifth (21 per cent) are now looking to recruit candidates who have exceptional soft skills, with a view to developing the desired technical skills The post Employers look for workers with soft skills as they struggle to fill talent gap appeared first on Small Business.

Five ways to support staff training and learning at work

For businesses to stay flexible and innovative, it’s important to encourage learning at work. To do that, you must create an environment which puts training, professional and personal development at the heart of your people strategy. This goes beyond improved productivity and profit. A strong learning culture can help you to fill skill gaps and The post Five ways to support staff training and learning at work appeared first on Small Business.

If You Don’t Know Who Your Customer Is, Improving Selling Skills Won’t Help

Over the past few days, I’ve been participating in a discussion about a struggling organization. It’s a start up, the CEO wanted help in developing sales skills. But as the discussion progressed, it was clear the CEO didn’t understand who their customers were. They were responding to queries from whoever happened to find their web […] The post If You Don’t Know Who Your Customer Is, Improving Selling Skills Won’t Help appeared first on SmallBizClub.

2 Overlooked Skills That Are More Important Than You Think

You could have gotten away with many things before the rise of the internet, but now to succeed in business, you must continually improve your skills and knowledge. For that reason, I want to bring to your attention two of those essential skills that can make or break the success of your business that most […] The post 2 Overlooked Skills That Are More Important Than You Think appeared first on SmallBizClub.

Hire for the Soft Skills

Remember a few years ago when it was simple to hire? There were so many people that had been displaced by the recession that finding a qualified and available candidate was a piece of cake. That is definitely not the case today. The employee shortage is real and in certain sectors, it’s a serious crisis. […] The post Hire for the Soft Skills appeared first on SmallBizClub.

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