“92% [of 900 surveyed executives] said soft skills were equally important or more important than technical skills. But 89% said they have a very or somewhat difficult time finding people with the requisite attributes. Many say it’s a problem spanning age groups and experience level.”
– "Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply," The Wall Street Journal
Simply put, soft skills are in high demand but short supply. While this is true for all ages, young Millennials are struggling the most. According to a recent report by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “Somewhere along the road from education to employment, the system is not routinely equipping all students with all the skills they will need to succeed.” Collaboration, communication, professionalism, leadership, organization, and others are vital competencies, but Millennials coming out of college today need help developing them.
According to James Heckman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, “programs that enhance soft skills have an important place,” due to evidence that these abilities can be learned and mastered by everyone.
Slay the Job® is a customizable program with modules that cover:
- Professional and interpersonal communication
- Teamwork, collaboration, and consensus building
- Decision making
- Creative thinking and problem solving
- Public speaking
- Time- and self-management
- Social media and its effects
- Relationship skills and conflict resolution
Our Job Slayers provide interactive, in-person classes that focus on Millennials’ particular needs and on getting results that improve their integration with your teams and performance in the workplace.
To find out more about how the program can work for you, choose whether you’re interested in: