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United Kingdom: ‘soft skills’ reference framework launched for employers
Planet Labor, 25 May 2020, n°11951 -

Identifying and assessing the interpersonal skills of workers and other skills that are not specifically related to their qualifications is a recurring issue. To address this and showcase the importance of so-called soft skills, a taskforce that includes the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as well as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) published the Skills Builder Universal Framework, a new online evaluation system, on 20 May. The aim of the initiative is to provide employers with a common language when it comes to soft skills and identify potential needs for these hard-to-find essential capabilities.

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