Each year when WPH surveys employers via our EmployerOne survey we hear that job seekers and current employees are lacking strong soft skills.
Soft skills are interpersonal skills such as teamwork, flexibility, patience, and time management. Hard skills are specific abilities that can be defined and measured, such as writing, math, and using specific types of machinery.
With this feedback in mind WPH partnered with students in Mohawk College's Journalism Program to create a series of three videos and a website to promote strong soft skills to job seekers.
Local employers were interviewed for their feedback on why soft skills in the areas of Independent Work, Dependability, and Work Ethic are important qualities for future and present employees.
Many thanks to the following employers who were interviewed for the videos: Felton Brushes, ACS Valves, Flying Squirrel, Other Bird, Fruitland Manufacturing, and Reptile Kingdom.
Additional videos will be added to the site in the future. If you are an employer who would like to share your views on camera regarding soft skills please contact Cyndi at firstname.lastname@example.org.