Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
Strategic Business Management Includes Revenue
Soft Skills Trainer
Soft skills and hard skills are two sides of the same coin. These are inseparable. One cannot be developed at the cost of another.
For raising the level of employability, both the skills are equally important. In India, employers take lopsided view and give primacy to hard skills or functions skills. This is because employers are unable to calculate the losses caused because of the lack of soft skills. When they start measuring it, they will start giving importance to soft skills also.
Partially soft skills trainers are also at fault. How many soft skills trainers are able to quantify revenue loss because of lack of soft skills among the staffs of their clients? How many even know how to quantify them?
Soft Skills trainers need to learn give importance to the hard part of their job i.e. revenue side and not soft part of it i.e. body language, voice, tone etc.
Dinesh V Divekar
1st April 2011 From India, Bangalore
I agree with Mr. Dinesh as i am employed abroad. Here, most of the organisations(not owned by Indians) look for both SOFT SKILLS & HARD SKILLS but High preference is given to SOFT SKILLS rather HARD SKILLS because there is a specific reason behind that.
SOFT SKILLS play a vital role for making best of HARD SKILLS as one should know beyond COMMUNICATION SKILLS(ORAL/WRITTEN), PRESENTATION SKILLS, BODY LANGUAGE etc. Henceforth those organisations which are not giving preference to SOFT SKILLS are not able to escalate themselves to the next level of success and failing to provide BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE.
For me, its very difficult to define SOFT SKILLS because its like a OCEAN where one has to learn more than required rather just concentrating on HARD SKILLS(whatsoever may be).
To understand how soft skills are closely associated with EMPLOYABILITY FACTORS than HARD SKILLS, kindly study a STUDENT who just graduated from any professional institution and the one having just 6-12months experience. This give you the complete picture.
SOFT SKILLS cannot be limited to only educated professionals but even a school drop out worker need to learn soft skills to an extent for survival factors.
with profound regards
1st April 2011 From India, Chennai