Hard Skills versus Soft Skills: Which are More Important for Indonesian Employees Innovation Capability

  • Ardian Sopa, Masduki Asbari, Agus Purwanto, Priyono Budi Santoso, Mustofa, Dhaniel Hutagalung, Siti Maesaroh, Mohamad Ramdan, Riza Primahendra

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the influence of hard skills and soft skills on employee innovation capability in Indonesia through organizational learning as a mediating variable. Data were collected by using simple random sampling via electronic to the employee population in Indonesia. The number of returned and valid questionnaires was 573. Data were processed by using SEM with SmartPLS 3.0. The results of the study concluded that hard and soft skills had positive and significant influence on employee innovation capability, both directly and indirectly through a mediating effect of organizational learning. This study proposed a model for improving employee innovation capability of employees in Indonesia through hard skills and soft skills with organizational learning as a mediator. This study can open the way to improve employee readiness in facing 4.0 era.

Published
2020-04-03
How to Cite
Ardian Sopa, Masduki Asbari, Agus Purwanto, Priyono Budi Santoso, Mustofa, Dhaniel Hutagalung, Siti Maesaroh, Mohamad Ramdan, Riza Primahendra. (2020). Hard Skills versus Soft Skills: Which are More Important for Indonesian Employees Innovation Capability. International Journal of Control and Automation, 13(02), 156 - 175. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJCA/article/view/7626
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