7 Ways Soft Skills Power Organizational Success

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Presenters: Rusty Lindquist, BambooHR and Michelle Reed, SkillSurvey

Program Date: March 2016. This program is no longer available. See a list of all currently available webcasts.

Program length: 60 minutes

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Succeeding in today’s increasingly competitive global landscape calls for our organizations to leverage everything they can, and increasingly, that leverage is coming down to your employees' soft skills. But while it’s easy (well, less hard) to measure and hire for hard-skills competency, it’s very difficult to recognize and hire for soft skills. And once hired, it becomes even more of a task to build those soft skills in your employees.

In this program, Rusty Lindquist of BambooHR and Michelle Reed of SkillSurvey offer a deep look at the soft skills that really enable organizations to succeed. From recruiting to learning and development and performance management to the exit interview, you'll learn how a soft-skills focus can dramatically impact your company’s bottom line.

About the Presenters: Rusty Lindquist is the vice president of Strategic HR Insights at BambooHR. In that capacity, Mr. Linquist studies the intersection of organizational behavior, talent management, and HR strategy, all within the dynamics of small to medium-sized businesses. Prior to joining the BambooHR team, he spent three years leading product innovation in the Learning and Development industry, and 15 years running product in SaaS companies.

Michelle Reed is the chief marketing officer at SkillSurvey. In this role, she collaborates with customers, partners and industry experts to help help strategically impact critical points in the talent lifecycle. A results-oriented, hands-on marketing and communications executive with over two decades of experience working in the technology sector, Ms. Reed has also held roles in software development, communications, college recruiting and human resources.

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This webcast is sponsored by BambooHR

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