“Over half a million (535,000) UK workers will be significantly held back by soft skills deficits by 2020”

McDonald’s estimates that over half a million (535,000) UK workers will be significantly held back by soft skills deficits by 2020, an issue expected to affect all sectors of the economy. They are one of a growing number of major employers and other stakeholders in the UK that recognise the crucial value of soft skills as a key component of the overall skillset of the UK workforce.

This detailed and insightful report by Development Economics, and commissioned by McDonald’s, highlights some alarming figures about the economic importance of developing these skills: http://www.backingsoftskills.co.uk/The%20Value%20of%20Soft%20Skills%20to%20the%20UK%20Economy.pdf