This is a phrase that is commonly used, but few can define it.
What are Soft Skills anyway?
Wikipedia says that they are also known as common skills or core skills. They are skills that are desirable in all professions. These skills include critical thinking, problem-solving, public speaking, professional writing, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic, career management, and intercultural fluency, among others.
They are fading quickly. Soft skills begin when two individuals meet for the first time. Eye contact, acknowledgment, and a handshake (replaced by many with a fist bump or elbow bump) commence a relationship. In today’s world, setting aside and/or turning off a cell phone in the presence of another is a huge step toward communicating “you have my attention.” The rest is easy – listen and engage.
H Two National’s CEO, Leo Turley, had the pleasure of being a panelist along with Topher Olsen, VP of Learning and Development at Roscoe Property Management, and Diane Proctor, VP of Human Resources at RMR Group for IREM’s AMO Webinar discussing “The Future of Work.”
Through our detailed and endless recruiting efforts, we are able to find qualified candidates for our clients, even if they are unemployed due to COVID-19. We have the latest technology and tenacious recruiters who will make the match. It always makes our team feel good to know that our client is getting a stellar candidate, and our candidate is able to identify another opportunity after being affected by COVID-19.
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), a two-part challenge.
Diversity – H Two National understands its part in this area. We know the importance of a diverse workforce, and we search earnestly in the marketplace for candidates who are qualified and who represent the many backgrounds that our clients desire.
Inclusion – While H Two National understands this as well, it is more of the clients’ role after the hire to create a culture where all feel included, respected and appreciated.
The combination of these two create a balanced organization where ideas and productivity abound.