What are soft skills? They are the skills which an individual possesses in form of his emotional quotient which is his etiquette, behaviour, communication, presentation, leadership etc. They are about his personality, social skills, language skills, habits, friendliness etc.
Soft skills are quite unlike hard skills which are easy measurable.
Soft skills play a very important role in the development and growth of a person as well as organization. Hence today’s organizations are getting more and more focused towards enhancing the soft skills of their employees through soft skills training. They also conduct various assessments before hiring an employee as to where does he stand on various soft skills required for the employee to possess so that they can be utilized for the growth of the organization.
Example of one of the assessments is 16 PF and MBTI.
Similarly when employees get promotions they are assessed more and more on soft and behavioural skills for the future role. Post the assessment they undergo soft skills training to close the gaps identified during the development centre.
Either an internal faculty or an external trainer is hired to conduct programs which enhance the capabilities and close the skills gap.
As more and more organizations grow more emphasis is laid on soft skills training in India. The industry is growing by day and night with new players entering from international market as well as domestic companies coming up on a regular basis with new products and services.
In the last ten years behavioural skills training in India has grown multi-fold. This has also led rise to many free lance consultants who have past consultancy and training experience to leave their jobs and work as free lance trainers.
Soft skills training in India has now forayed into Classroom Led Trainings, E-Learning, One on one Executive Coaching, Life coaching, Web based training, Chat based training, satellite training and programs through learning management systems.
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