Human Resources leaders in the APAC region are promoting the importance of soft skills, also known as behavioral skills, more than ever.

FREMONT, CA: Soft skills, often known as behavioral skills, are more important than ever to human resources leaders in the APAC area. Employees at all levels require agility, critical thinking, sophisticated problem solving, creativity, and communication skills, as evidenced by the pandemic. As the crisis progresses, compassionate leaders are taking center stage, reshaping the traditional image of a strong CEO.

Soft skills are becoming more important in the workplace. According to Deloitte Access Economics, the number of jobs in soft-skill demanding occupations is predicted to expand at 2.5 times the rate of jobs in other occupations and by 2030, two-thirds of Australian occupations will be based on soft skills.. According to Yahoo, China's soft skills training market is expected to develop at a 57 percent CAGR.

Those concerned about the future of employment predict a trend toward recruiting people with soft skills. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, by 2030, as many as 375 million employees, or 14percent of the global workforce, will be forced to change occupations or acquire new skills due to automation or artificial intelligence (AI). People must fill tasks that are best suited to humans when machines take over technical work. As a result, emotional intelligence becomes crucial.

HR executives must be aware of this significant transformation. First and foremost, when making hiring judgments, they must consider soft talents. Second, they should provide appropriate learning and development programmes for both hard and soft skills training.

Indeed, the region as a whole is suffering from a shortage of soft skills among both applicants and leaders. Professors underlined the necessity of graduating work-ready people in a whitepaper regarding Australian graduates entering the industry. Complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity are the three essential qualities they require. According to the survey, complex problem solving is the most essential factor in the success of modern firms.