Core Skills Badges
The industrial era gave rise to ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills. Now, a 3rd skill set has emerged in modern workplaces.
Skills such as adaptability, creativity, and critical thinking are increasingly valued in many industries, but may not fit neatly into either the hard or soft skill category.
Technical, or “hard” skills are the skills used by action-takers. In a post-industrial HR era, they have been redefined as ‘action skills’ in business.
Interpersonal, AKA soft skills, require you to think of others before making decisions in business. So it makes sense for these to be called ‘thinking skills’.
Individuals use Initiative and Drive, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Awareness, Ethics, and Empathy, to make things happen. Now known as ‘personal skills’.