Soft skill development is a global phenomenon
A UK report in 2015 found that by 2020, over half a million UK workers will be significantly held back by a lack of soft skills. The same report also found that soft skills contributed £88 billion to the UK economy at time of publication – with this expected to increase to £109 billion during the next five years.
So critical was the need for a soft skills developed workforce that Tesco, McDonalds and a range of public institutions created the "backing soft skills" campaign to increase awareness and promote the need for soft skills development across the UK. Statistics from the US and across the globe support the growing need for humans soft skills in our increasingly technology-dependent world. In Australia and across the planet, soft Skills are the new drivers of business performance and growth.