Rohan Fernandez Assistant Professor Department of HumanitiesSrinivas School of Engineering Srinivas Integrated Campus Haleyangadi Post Mukka – 574146
Overview Introduction Why are they important Important soft skills required Reasons for poor outlook Suggestions Conclusion
Introduction • Employers looked for thorough knowledge and understandingEarlier in their employees • Companies expect a certain amount of skills in their staff toToday back the knowledge
“More and more corporations around the world recognize that, in order to gain a competitive advantage, they also need to make sure their people know how to handle themselves at work and how to relate with their customers and peers”. Carole To achieve this magical transformation, soft skills are essential
Why do skills matter toemployers?Because soft skills are: Incorporate all Identified to be aspects of the most critical Essential generic skills skills in the indicators of that include the current globalwhat it takes to cognitive job marketbe successful in elements especially in a the workplace. associated with fast moved era non-academic of technology. skills.
Which skills are important? Communication – oral Drive/energy Communication – written Willingness to learn Commitment Motivation
Good to have soft skillsPeople skills: Self-reliance• leadership, team- skills: working, inter- • self- personal skills. awareness, reso urcefulness, net working ability.General Specialistskills: skills:• initiative, proble • IT, technical or m-solving, commi business skills. tment, flexibility, attention to detail.
Suggestions Campus Programs Finishing Schools Placement Cell Get on the Internet Networking Internships
Suggestions Contd. Work part-time/freelance Company tie-up’s Consultant Trainers Effective English Teachers Government Intervention Training Programmes
Suggestions Contd.Curriculum modification Effective • verbal, non-verbal, pronunciation and intonation, identifying and removing Communication barriers to communication, acquisition of Skills different styles of communication. Business • negotiation, structuring effective Presentation presentation, assertiveness. Skills Behavioural • attitude, motivation , time and stress management, business ethics, leadership Traits and inter personal skills and team building. Problem-solving • creative, conflict and analytical decision- thinking, critical handling, and Skills making.
Conclusion Be passionate Two pronged strategy – to produce quality human capital and to develop knowledge, understanding, values and skills No short cut to mastering, learning or improving soft skills
References Nicolades, Carole “Focus on Soft Skills: A Leadership Wake-up Call”, http://www.businessknowhow.com/growth/softskills.ht m,2002. Jain, Vishal “Importance of soft skills development in education”, http://www.schoolofeducators.com/articles.htm, 2009. S. Usha Menon, and C. Alamelu, “Teaching the Intangibles – The Role of the English Teacher”, LANGUAGE IN INDIA, Volume 9 : 12 December 2009 ISSN 1930-2940 http://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/pcc/students/make- yourself-employable/developing-skills