One of the things I quickly had to learn was to communicate in a professional environment. That was never taught to me. What’s the formal way to write an e-mail? Is e-mail the most appropriate way to contact someone? How do I have conversations with my manager?— Zachary Schallenberger, “Employers Say Students Aren’t Learning Soft Skills in College”
Foundational skills are important to every role in any company. While HR professionals seek candidates who have mastered those skills, finding such candidates can be a challenge.
The Society for Human Resource Management spotlighted a shortage of soft skills in a recent report. The top missing skill areas were:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity
These uniquely human skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence or other technologies entering the workplace. At the same time, educational institutions no longer emphasize these foundational skills in their curricula. As a result, candidates enter the job market lacking the skills to build career success.
Work With Signum Path to Train Your Employees in Foundational Skills
Signum Path partners with HR managers to provide time- and cost-effective training for employees.
- All courses are remote, based on the educational model originated by Signum University.
- Each course lasts four weeks, with two real-time sessions per week scheduled according to the participants’ availability.
- Course sessions center on interaction with instructors and fellow participants, leading to better learning and retention compared to asynchronous or “self-directed” recorded video-based courses.
- Coursework requires only two to three hours per week, allowing participants to fit assignments into their schedules with ease.
Our courses are affordable for any size company. We pass through the savings that virtual training produces (compared to in-person training) so that Signum Path will fit into pretty much any budget.
HR Manager Partnership
We know that finding effective training programs that focus on soft skills can be a challenge, especially when training budgets are focused on skills for specific application in the business. That is why we have created two special offers for HR professionals.
Take a course on us
If you are an HR professional, we invite you to participate in one of our courses for free so you can “try before you buy.” Please contact us at [email protected]. We will share our upcoming schedule and make sure you are enrolled in the course of your choice.
Discounted 3-month trial run
We offer a discount program for HR professionals who want to start working with us. For the first three months you offer courses under two badges of your choice, we will refund up to 20% of the total fees paid. The amount of the discount is dependent on the number of courses your employees complete over the three months.
Wondering which badges to choose? We also offer a needs assessment to help you select the two badges to apply to this program. The assessment involves a short phone interview to discuss the challenges you have in relation to soft skill development, followed by our recommendation for the two badges to offer your employees.