Recruiting for soft skills is becoming increasingly important as training employees in more complex soft skills takes longer than traditional vocational training. IBM has found that globally, in 2014, the median time it took to close a capability gap through training in the enterprise was three days. In 2018, the median was 36 days. IBM researchers believe that behavioral skills, such as teamwork, communication, creativity, and empathy must be consolidated through real-world experience rather than relying on a learning program and this takes time. There is no doubt that blended learning, combining digital learning on demand, coaching, mentoring and peer learning is the most effective way of delivering soft skills learning, particularly foreign language skills.