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The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

Today our organizations have to move faster than ever before. Getting our organizations to move fast, means the systems in our organizations have to function smoothly, without friction. And when it comes to creating value, there’s no more important system than our people systems. Because businesses don’t create value, people do.

But how do you remove friction from our people systems? How do you get our people systems to function more smoothly to produce more value. It all comes down to learning how to optimize around soft skills. If hard skills are like the cogs in the machine, then soft skills are like the oil that makes those cogs work together smoothly. If you have all of one, but none of the other, than the system will break down.

Join us in this practical webinar where we break down the difference between hard skills and soft skills. You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of not just what soft skills are, but why they’re so important today, and what’s more, a practical checklist for how to start making soft-skills optimization a part of your HR processes.

  • What soft skills are and why they're important today
  • How to optimize around soft skills
  • How to create a practical checklist to start optimizing soft skills
About the speakers
Rusty Lindquist

VP of Thought Leadership at BambooHR

Rusty is the Vice President of Strategic HR Insights at BambooHR, where he studies the intersection of organizational behavior, business, and HR strategy. Before that, he spent 18 years as head of product in technology companies in the learning and development, and technology industries. Rusty is also a writer and public speaker, focused on human performance engineering.

Michelle Reed

CMO, SkillSurvey

Michelle brings a tremendous amount of marketing leadership experience to SkillSurvey. A results-oriented, hands-on marketing and communications executive with over two decades of experience working in the technology sector, Michelle has also held roles in software development, product management, communications, college recruiting, and human resources.

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