World Civility Index — a celebration of 12 years of social impact
Our social fabric has been slowly torn apart for the last 50 years. Young people no longer sit with family around the dining table to learn about values, culture and life skills from parents. Our media are mostly about consumerism, dividing the market into silos so marketers can sell more easily to different segments. Young people lose many of the social skills and compass to find meaningful directions.
On top of this loss, to make things worse, employers historically never had a universal way of measuring how good a job applicant is in people skills (or soft skills) without going through expensive interviewing process. Even then, the company may not discover that a job applicant had missed out on certain aspects of soft skills until much later.
The IITTI (International Soft Skills Standards & Testing) was founded in 2011 by a group of soft skills trainers and hi-tech experts to create a measurement standard called ‘World Civility Index’ so that young people, employers and training companies can all be “on the same page”.
This allows young people to learn and have the proof to show future employers that they have indeed had the necessary background soft skills to work well with others.
For a company, having a standardized measurement can streamline the interviewing process. The added benefit is the improvement in corporate culture when new employees can be on-boarded with proven soft skills.
As such measurements are done by IITTI, an independent, unbiased 3rd-party, and not by the company themselves, this allows a company to avoid being suspicious of misrepresenting, or “greenwashing” and thus have a better ESG (environmental, social, governance) reporting relationship with investors.
So, what is the ‘World Civility Index’?
This Index is somewhat similar to a person’s credit rating, but instead of measuring how well a person can pay his bills, it measures a person’s soft skills such as business etiquette, empathy, intercultural awareness.
How does it work?
Participants get to earn points by reading articles, watching videos or joining activities such as seminars, workshops, and field trips.
What are the uses of World Civility Index?
Overall, the World Civility Index credential is being used by employers for hiring purposes, schools for admission.
How does it change the world?
With the World Civility Index, employers can now in job ads readily ask job-applicants to show their Index points. It not only allows companies to raise corporate culture, but it also sends a strong signal to society that now there is a way to identify job candidates that are more empathetic, more self-aware, more socially competent.
What employers want, the work force will pay attention. And by extension, the general population will also pay attention. It changes societies to become more civil.
Presented by: IITTI World Civility Index
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