The workforce of a company is its asset. The prime challenge in the realm of HR team’s critical responsibilities is talent management and development.
For a long time, it is known that employees with advanced soft skills are much more efficient at work, save time and costs and contribute the overall increase in revenues of the organisation. As a result, companies have been spending huge amounts in training their employees on soft skills with a goal to increase productivity. But, are these training effective? Do they actually improve the soft skills of employees?
The soft skills training is often not targeted. A generic, one-size-fit-all model of training to all employees is the most ineffective kinds. It does not meet the exact needs of any of the employees. Since soft skills have been considered “hard-to-measure” for years, this problem could not find its solution for so long. With significant advancements in technology and science in the past decade gives us the tools now to understand and accurately measure these skills.
Why Measure Soft Skills?
1. With rapid growth in technological innovations such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, the required hard skills and competencies are dramatically changing. In order to deal with these changes, people need certain basic skills. Organisations need to identify the people who have these basic soft skills and can adapt to the changing environment. Organisations also need to identify people who do not have these skills and train them targetedly.
2. The future of the workplace is going to be agile. Companies are in the phase of innovating with speed. Every company now needs people who can work in teams that can assemble/disassemble quickly. There is an increasing need for people to work in teams that are highly collaborative, iterative and respond to signals in real-time. This requires identifying these skills in people for selection and performance monitoring.
Nordforth brings to you a unique HR analytics solution that provides real-time insights into soft skills and behavior of people. STRATA taps into the behavior of the employees and collects data points around it. Behavioral data collected over time can not only be mapped to their into their individual soft skills, but can also give deeper insights into teams. With continuous interaction with STRATA, we are able to quantifiably measure soft skills of the workforce and obtain real-time analytics about various cultural parameters of the organization.