Soft skills are skills that help you work well with others, they're vital in today's workplace. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, think more creatively or learn how to lead, find a soft skills course to help you get ahead at work.
Discover how soft skills could help you
Nearly every job involves other people. By developing your communication skills, you'll be better at collaborating on projects, sharing information effectively, and negotiating with colleagues, clients or employers.
To lead people, you have to understand them. Want to apply for a promotion or take charge of a new project? Developing skills like empathy, cultural intelligence and decision-making could help you get there.
Collaboration and teamwork
Collaboration can produce great ideas and help make companies more efficient. Develop your ability to work in a team and you could boost your career by helping your company and colleagues be more productive.
Creative problem-solving can help answer the toughest business questions, even in jobs that don’t seem creative. Grow your creative skills to see new ways to improve your career or to make changes in your workplace.
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Learning at Work Week 2018
14th - 20th May
Organised by the UK's Campaign for Learning, Learning at Work Week is an annual event highlighting the benefits of learning in the workplace. This year's theme is 'Networked for Learning' and focuses on social and networked learning.