Publication Date: September 4, 2016
In hopes of narrowing the gap, LinkedIn has created a new online curriculum on Lynda.com to help job seekers master the most in-demand soft skills.
Skillful, a middle-skills job initiative that launched in Colorado this year, also is investing significant time and energy into helping both employers and employees bridge the soft-skills gap.
“One of the things we’ve heard again and again from employers is while they hire on the hard skills, they fire on the soft skills,” said Wan-Lae Cheng, managing director and chief operating officer of the Markle Foundation, which launched Skillful in conjunction with LinkedIn. “It’s what makes or breaks someone being successful on the job.”