There’s no denying that AI has revolutionised the way we work. From streamlining processes to predicting consumer behaviour, AI technologies have made significant strides in increasing efficiency and productivity across various sectors. However, as industries everywhere are embracing all that AI has to offer, some employers are less positive. There’s fear that AI will dampen creativity and create workplaces that are machine focused and void of personality and soul. With this in mind it is more important than ever for employers to harness the power of soft skills and work on honing these to stay relevant and ahead of the game.

Soft skills, often referred to as interpersonal or people skills, encompass a wide range of attributes that enable individuals to interact effectively with others. These include communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, and leadership, among others.

In today’s interconnected and fast-paced world, employers are increasingly recognising the importance of soft skills in driving organisational success. A recent study by LinkedIn found that 92% of talent professionals and hiring managers agree that soft skills are equally or more important than technical skills. 

Examples of soft skills include 




critical thinking


time management



emotional intelligence

All of the above are pretty standard foundations for any successful business right? So we think it’s crucial in investing in ensuring these skills are constantly developed and enriched. This could be done through team building experiences, strong feedback sessions and promoting self reflection. By promoting strong wellbeing ethics workers tend to feel abbreviated, heard and valued which will further assist you in attracting and, more importantly, retaining top talent. 

Investing in soft skills is not just a nicety—it’s a strategic imperative for organisations looking to thrive in today’s business landscape. By focusing on the development of interpersonal skills such as communication, teamwork, and adaptability, employers can unlock a multitude of benefits, from improved team collaboration and customer satisfaction to stronger leadership and talent attraction. In essence, investing in soft skills isn’t just about building better employees—it’s about building a better organisation, poised for success.

A quick, responsive process is what you need to attract and engage the best talent.

At Rectec we help organisations to find the best Applicant Tracking System or best Recruitment CRM to suit your needs, accompanied by our unique complementary technology marketplace, to help you build the perfect recruitment tech stack for your business.