Throughout LRI'S website – the following terms are used interchangeably: Workforce readiness skills, workplace success skills, soft skills, employability skills, interpersonal skills, workplace behaviors, behavioral competencies, social skills, career readiness skills and behavioral effectiveness skills. Skills and competencies are also used as synonyms.
Soft Skills Value

Strengthening Employers Workforce
Development Role

Workforce development frequently describes itself as an employer-driven process. Nonetheless, employers regularly bemoan the gap between their skill requirements and the competencies that applicants responding to job-postings and job-orders bring.

Is the following a familiar employer’s refrain?

  • Why do you keep referring applicants who don’t have the skills I require?
  • Why must I guess what kind of worker someone will be?

Soft skills are central to both questions.

Click here to review a process that:

  • Enables employers to respond to the above questions, while lowering the cost of hiring and  reducing turnover;
  • Better focuses workforce development on critical work-ready skills; and,
  • Provides future workers with a competitive advantage.

Click here for a summary of:

  • A cross-validation study involving the assessment of 8,000 individuals from whom 420 individuals were hired. Assessment results are compared to their supervisor's evaluation of performance, post-hiring and turnover data is provided.
  • Very brief case studiess of the impact soft skills assessment makes
  • Soft skills and job-matching

Click here for a summary of:

  • Case studies that show the impact of LRI's selection and assessment technology on several organizations - from car dealers, financial institutions, manufacturing, AAA and Sprint.