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  • 1. Breakfast Club HCMC 18, April, 2014 The Importance of Soft Skills to the Vietnamese Economy Brian O’Reilly The International Management Initiative for Vietnam (IMIV)
  • 2. • A Skilled Workforce: vital to ensure that the Vietnamese economy continues to develop. • Comprises different domains of skills: o cognitive skills, o people skills, and o technical skills. • Skills Gap in Vietnam: closing of this skills gap is imperative for strong economic growth. • Vietnamese Employers: high quality cognitive, people, and technical skills. A Skilled Workforce
  • 3. • Cognitive skills: include the use of logical, intuitive and creative thinking. • People skills: include • social skills, • life-skills, • emotional stability, • decision making, • interpersonal skills and • other soft skills. Cognitive and People Skills
  • 4. • Technical Skills: gets your foot in the door. • People Skills: what opens most of the doors to come. • Soft Skills that are Crucial for Career Success: o your work ethic, o your attitude, o your communication skills, o your emotional intelligence, and o a whole host of other personal attributes. Soft Skills
  • 5. • Soft Skills help you Excel as a Leader. o problem solving, o delegating, o motivating, and o team building are all much easier if you have good soft skills. • Knowing how to get along with people – and displaying a positive attitude – are crucial for success. How Soft Skills Help You
  • 6. • Soft Skills: often undervalued, less development opportunities. • Organizations: expect people know how to behave on the job. • We Assume that Everyone Knows and Understands the Importance of: o being on time, o taking initiative, o being friendly, and o producing high quality work. Undervalued
  • 7. World Bank’s STEP Employer Survey • found that leadership, problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and communication were in the top five job- related skills among white and blue-collar workers.
  • 8. Breakfast Club HCMC For further Information please contact: Mr Brian O’Reilly Ph: 0903 - 351 462 Email: brian @imiv.org