The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace


  • Harsh Bhati Mritunjay Sharma
  • Priyanka Khan Alum: Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi


Soft Skills, Thinking of Startups and Industries, HR Professionals


Appropriate soft skills are crucial for a successful career as well as in social relationships in society. The purpose of this study is to understand public awareness of the significance of soft skills in everyday life, particularly at work. The major goal of this research was to see if there is a need for soft skills in industries/startups. A questionnaire was used for data collection from  industries of  Jodhpur and startups from Delhi. It was found that Soft skills were beneficial for both social interaction and career advancement by the majority of the respondents. Communication, teamwork, and leadership skills were the top three essential soft skills highlighted by HR professionals. This paper proposes that one should have soft skills because, nowadays, employers are looking for employees with these skills as they make employees more productive. Finally, job seekers must sustain these skills, and students must recognize the importance of soft skills and incorporate them as soon as possible.





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Author Biography

Priyanka Khan , Alum: Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi


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How to Cite

Bhati, H., & Khan , P. (2022). The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace. Journal of Student Research. Retrieved from



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