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Basic Skills are the core skills that employees need to do their
jobs successfully. These skills are critical to the
success of modern businesses. They are also crucial
in public sector workplaces such as hospitals, schools and
basic skills include literacy skills and other important skills,
attitudes and behaviors that are essential to workplace success
and high performance.
basic skills also has a positive impact on employees' attitudes
and behaviors. This is often just as valuable to employers
as the skills gains themselves.
example, employees who improve their basic skills are also
likely to become more conscientious. Once they become
fully aware of what is expected of them and how their efforts
fit into the big picture, and then receive the skills to meet
those demands, the quality of their work generally rises.
and ability to use prose (such as reports, letters, and
effectively in English
and ability to use documents (such as safety instructions,
assembly directions, maps)
and ability to use numbers by themselves or charts and
critically and acting logically to solve problems and make
technology, tools and information systems effectively
Ability to build
and work in teams
attitude toward change
ability to learn for life
Skills include the International
Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)
definition of literacy skills.
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Last updated: March 16, 2001 .