Employee Essential Skills: Soft Skills Training for Employees

Employee Essential Skills: Soft Skills Training for Employees


IREX’s Employee Essential Skills Suite is a customizable training solution. It equips teams to be competitive globally by strengthening crucial soft skills and cultivating an inclusive, learning-oriented workplace.

In today's rapidly changing and increasingly digitized economy, companies need high-performing employees who can collaborate effectively with team members and adapt to evolving needs. It's no wonder that companies' most sought-after skills are soft skills.

The Employee Essential Skills Suite is based on our Essential Skills approach. It can be tailored to specific organizational needs to improve productivity and agility. The essential skills have been proven to support high performance at work while outlasting changes in technology.

How It Works

We work with clients to tailor the Employee Essential Skills Suite to meet their needs. Engagements can include any combination of the following training and learning products and services, which can be delivered virtually or in person:

  • Talent learning diagnostic: Assesses employee professional development needs and provides data to inform the human capital and professional development investment decisions of managers and leaders.
  • Tailored learning modules: Provides hands-on, practical learning experiences focused on the skills that are necessary for workplace success.
  • Power learning strategy & tools: Equips employees to become power learners who can quickly adapt and learn as job requirements shift within a rapidly changing workplace.
  • Employee-driven learning culture: Strategies and a training for employees to lead and cultivate a learning-oriented culture.

Explore Options

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Case Study: A Tech Company in Nigeria

What we did

  • Tailored the curriculum to an agri-tech start-up headquartered in Nigeria with operations in 10 countries across Africa and Asia.
  • Focused on the organization’s priorities, which included strengthening the performance and agility of technical teams, sales teams, and marketing teams.
  • Designed the training to support related priorities, including developing a learning culture, enhancing staff satisfaction, and strengthening collaboration.


  • 100% of employees who received training showed statistically significant improvements in all skill areas that the training modules covered.
  • 75% of participants applied new skills in their work.
  • 80% of employees and managers who received training rated improved productivity as the most likely organizational result of the training.


The Employee Essential Skills Suite teaches the following skills:

  • Higher-order thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Positive self-concept
  • Adaptability
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Resilience
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Inclusiveness
  • Learning to learn

For more information about each skill, read about our Essential Skills approach