Too little focus on soft skills is a common cause of frustrations in a workplace. Those skills are essential for a successful performance in any interpersonal setting, from very large multinationals to small SMEs. They are crucial in every business. To help companies and their employees, we have – based on our experience – identified twenty-five skills that we believe have the greatest impact on the (professional) success of your employees. We have made a distinction between different career phases. After all, a career starter typically has different needs than an employee with more years of experience or somebody who will soon manage a team. By offering employees an opportunity for personal growth and development will result in more effective and happier employees, who will also be tempted to stay longer at your organisation.
Soft skills are crucial for a quick start to your career. Being able to collaborate, deal with feedback and communicate effectively, that is how you distinguish yourself early in your career. Subject-specific knowledge can be googled quickly, but YouTube does not teach you how to structure your arguments clearly. Base! helps you get from first to second gear.