Definition of soft skills in English:

soft skills

plural noun

  • Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

    • ‘Aside from certifications, investigators can also get training in the softer skills necessary for a forensic investigator.’
    • ‘The work based learning is supported by national events and study days at Warwick University to develop soft skills such as presentations and decision making.’
    • ‘Some writers have placed judgment under the heading of soft skills.’
    • ‘That means combining soft skills with technical expertise.’
    • ‘Anchoring all development in performance, gives greater purchase to the development of soft skills.’
    • ‘In the enterprise of the future, soft skills are like budgets surpluses are preferred over deficits.’
    • ‘Bhargava says the complete experience is what's going to make Inox different - right from the swank interiors to staff's soft skills.’
    • ‘Recruiting events were pseudo-social events where our softer skills could be observed.’
    • ‘Don't discount your soft skills (compassion, drive, patience), combine them with the hard skills listed above.’
    • ‘It can even help get the hard and soft skills working together.’
    • ‘Many educational institutions are now realising the value of soft skills.’
    • ‘Qualifications obviously help but it is the soft skills that often matter.’
    • ‘An introduction to the soft skills of people-management for the previously proudly unmanageable.’
    • ‘Marren believes this is because most IT managers focus on technical training and give very little attention to the softer skills needed.’
    • ‘Security executives and IT folk in particular have traditionally been short on those softer skills.’
    • ‘Conventional short-term programmes do not seem to help and companies are now looking at ways to develop soft skills or life skills among their employees.’
    • ‘Much enthusiasm was expressed about using student portfolios to demonstrate IT and soft skills.’
    • ‘Employability skills or "soft skills" continue to be critically important.’
    • ‘It is also useful where there's a shortage of time off site for training and a critical need to improve soft skills.’
    • ‘With college teachers and parents applying pressure on their wards to get high grades, soft skills such as communication and presentation have taken a backseat.’
    social skill, social grace, social graces, urbanity, urbaneness, suaveness, suavity, finesse, sophistication, poise, aplomb, grace, adroitness, accomplishment, polish, style, smoothness, tact, tactfulness, diplomacy, discretion, delicacy, sensitivity
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