Why soft skills are so important to develop in the workplace

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on Apr 14, 2022 2:15 PM

We all know hard skills are important to every job. Each position has different hard skills that employees need to have (e.g. technical, software, and hardware knowledge for an IT professional, spatial awareness, design, and carpentry skills for a contractor). But at the end of the day, what are the skills every employee needs to have? Soft skills. 

But, what are soft skills? They’re the skills you’d like to see in the people you work with, like good communication, flexibility, and adaptability.

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Are Industry Certificates Really Worth It?

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on Apr 1, 2022 12:22 PM

They certainly are! However, the worth of a certificate is determined by how you plan to advance your career with it. If you plan to spend money on a certificate to stay in the same role at the same salary, it might not be worth the expense.

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Most Important Skills for a New Project Manager to Have

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on Mar 25, 2022 12:20 PM

Starting as a new project manager can be incredibly daunting, so it’s helpful to know what skills you need to bring to the table to be successful. Skills like risk management, problem solving, and critical thinking are core skills that are needed by any project manager, but skills like active listening, effective communication, and technology knowledge are what make the difference between a subpar leader and a great leader.

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5 Challenges of Working Remotely

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Mar 4, 2022 11:26 AM

An increasing number of companies are choosing to work remotely. This trend is not coming to an end any time soon, and that is not just because many employees prefer it. In fact, having a fully remote workforce has many benefits, to employees, managers, and the organization as a whole.

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Benefits of Online Courses

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on Feb 14, 2022 4:36 PM

Online courses offer flexibility options that on-campus courses just can’t replicate. When the world is crazier than it has ever been, online courses revolve around your schedule and your life.

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Photography Cheat Sheet

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Dec 22, 2021 12:57 PM

Photography has evolved drastically over the years. For example, the original photographs lacked color, whereas color photography is widely used today. While cameras used to be the sole form of technology used for photography, mobile devices are now equipped with high-tech cameras that can be used to take professional-looking photographs as well. With the consistent invention of new camera and editing technology, photography will continue to change and reach new heights for years to come.

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Steps for Managing Change

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Dec 20, 2021 12:38 PM

In recent years, many nonprofit organizations have been forced to adapt in response to political, social, and economic changes. The economic recession which began during the COVID-19 pandemic required most nonprofits to operate with reduced resources, while the demand for many of the services they provided was increasing.

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How to Motivate Employees During the Holidays

Posted by Eileen Moynihan on Nov 5, 2021 10:58 AM

As the holidays quickly approach, it can be hard for employees to fully concentrate on daily work tasks. Who can blame them? It’s an exciting time of year! With upcoming family visits and important errands on their minds, it makes sense that it can be tough to stay focused.

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Pros & Cons of Hiring Independent Contractors

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 27, 2021 12:27 PM

Companies sometimes hire independent contractors who are not full-time employees. This work arrangement provides flexibility for employers looking to hire workers only for projects with specific start and end dates. The contractors also have flexibility to choose which projects they want to take. Independent contractors are self-employed, may work on a project-to-project basis, and may be employed by more than one company or client.

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10 Top Traits of Effective Team Members

Posted by Marco Martinez on May 7, 2021 10:46 AM

Dependability and communication are essential traits in team members. When these falter or do not exist, it can lead to a breakdown in group trust. While long-term projects typically support relationship building, short-term projects may not allow the time for personal relationships to grow. However, a commitment to shared goals and to one another allows stronger bonds to develop among team members, no matter the duration of the project.

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