According to a three-year study by Leadership IQ, a global training and research company, showed 45% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months due to poor interpersonal skills. The study found that 26% of new hires fail because they can’t accept feedback, 23% because they’re unable to understand and manage emotions, 17% because they lack the necessary motivation to excel, 15% because they have the wrong temperament for the job, and only 11% because they lack the necessary technical skills.
Another survey, this one conducted by Adecco, the largest staffing firm in the world, states similar results. Their survey showed 44% of respondents cited soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, as the area with the biggest gap.
Companies are saying candidates are lacking in motivation, interpersonal skills, appearance, punctuality and flexibility.
These statistics are overwhelming! DWI has read these alarming statistics and listened to our clients to close this huge gap.
The NEW Get Prep’D Series is an off the shelve, ready for use, blended learning program that can be easily utilized to create an awareness and vast improvement of these workplace essential skills. Topics included in the initial package are communication skills, dependability, effective problem solving, remaining focused on the job, and taking initiative. These eLearning courses are a great way to increase your career seekers odds of success by helping them with their soft skills. Courses can be utilized within a workshop setting to further enhance the learning experience.
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