Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has indicated that the better you develop your cognitive, social and emotional skills from a young age, the better you will manage your overall life. People who are lucky enough to have backgrounds in which these so-called ‘soft skills’ were nurtured tend to have improved educational, professional, relationship and overall life outcomes.
Fortunately, it is never too late to develop your social and emotional skills – and reap the rewards. No matter where you are in life, improving your confidence, learning to manage your time more effectively or even extending your ‘emotional intelligence’ can have positive effects for the rest of your days. Education isn’t only about ‘hard skills’ like accounting or engineering; it is also about the soft skills of communication, motivation and self-discipline. More and more employers want a great balance of hard and soft skills. You may have graduated top of your class but if you can’t communicate well with others, you won’t be regarded as a valuable asset for a company. Many firms would rather employ someone with slightly lower grades in the same qualification but who has a can-do attitude, has empathy for colleagues and understands that learning itself is a lifelong skill.
That’s where our free courses fill the gap. Perhaps your childhood was disrupted. Perhaps you focused intently on acquiring hard skills. Perhaps a change in your personal circumstances has made you realize you need to develop neglected parts of your emotional side. Whatever it is, our online tutorials have been crafted by experts who not only understand what you’re going through but who also have the knowledge, experience, advice and tips to help you progress. In only a few hours, you can gain clarity around a variety of important but often under-valued soft skills. All you need to do is create your account, enroll in the courses that pique your interest and take it from there…
If you’d like a better understanding of where you are on your personal development journey, you can also take our free Workplace Wellbeing Check-up to determine your strong points and identify areas that you should work on in the future.