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Child Trends 2015 - Key “Soft Skills” that Foster Youth Workforce Success toward a Consensus Across Fields

Download: Key “Soft Skills” that Foster Youth Workforce Success toward a Consensus Across Fields (Child Trends 2015)

 

Brief that aims to bring clarity to the field of soft skills by recommending a research-based set of key soft skills that increase the chance that youth ages 15–29 will be successful in the workforce. The recommendations emerge from a multi-faceted study that examined the relationship between soft skills and key workforce outcomes, including employment, performance on the job, wages, and entrepreneurial success. The report sets forth five critical skills most likely to increase odds of success across all outcomes and which employers expect employees to have: social skills communication and higher-order thinking skills (including problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making) supported by the intrapersonal skills of self-control and positive self-concept.