THE IMPORTANCE OF SOFT-SKILLS
Instructor: John Vanderkin, Employers Overload
Description: 75% of job success depends on soft skills. In fact, the most sought after and hardest to find skills in the market today are soft skills. According to a CareerBuilder survey, an overwhelming majority of companies say soft skills are just as important as hard skills.
Soft skills, or interpersonal skills, relate to employees’ ability to get along well with others, social graces and communication abilities. Soft skills training for managers and employees is vital to successful collaboration in the workplace.
Bio: John Vanderkin is president of Employers Overload, a workforce solutions company with offices in Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. John leads his team to provide a full array of staffing services to area businesses and job placement and employment support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
John’s professional career includes experience in the distribution, manufacturing, data management, robotics, staffing and supported employment industries with a strong focus on increasing stakeholder value, business development, process improvement and building strong high performing teams. He has extensive experience in business and change management, team building, and people leadership.
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About the 2019 Fall Workshop Series "FOSTERING GROWTH IN THE WORKPLACE"
Most people recognize that employees are a company’s greatest asset. Their skills and motivation have a profound impact on our bottom line, yet according to a recent Gallup Poll only 30% of all U.S. workers are engaged in their positions. Even more alarming is the strikingly low percentage -- just 35% -- of U.S. managers themselves are engaged, while 51% are not engaged and 14% are actively disengaged.
What does this mean? This means there is an opportunity for every employee, supervisor, solopreneur, and leader to learn necessary skills that can foster growth and create engagement in the workplace.
If you are seeking ways to develop your employees/key leaders, grow revenues, improve your processes or increase your customer satisfaction and retention, you’ve come to the right place.
GVCC members have access to a series of workshops intended to provide skills and insight into the challenge’s businesses face today. Each workshop is designed to deliver information succinctly, with practical examples and an abundance of discussion.