GHJ Chief People Officer Alex Seiler recently spoke to HR Daily Advisor about training employees for essential skills. Although the article focuses on the importance of soft skills, Alex prefers the term “durable skills.”
Alex notes that a new piece of technology can render a “hard skill” obsolete, recalling a time when engineers and mathematicians had to perform complex calculations by hand. In contrast, critical thinking is considered a soft skill, but it will continue to serve as an essential skill, even as new technology is introduced. These skills stand the test of time, proving to be durable.
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