How the DAISS Project Works

The DAISS project is about identifying and assessing ‘soft skills’ for the workplace.

It has been designed to increase the understanding of the role of ‘soft skills’ in employment – for both employers and job seekers.

Through an innovative diagnostic tool, employers will be assisted to produce a detailed person specification for a work role. The tool gathers and analyses participant responses and then uses an innovative ‘matching’ component to align employer requirements with the ‘soft skills’, learning styles and work preferences of adults seeking work. The ultimate goal is to produce a best fit solution for both employers and job seekers.

The project will produce a number of positive outcomes such as:

  • employer driven improvements in ‘soft skills’ in vocational training and development,
  • a raised awareness of the importance of ‘soft skills’ amongst the unemployed,
  • more informed decisions in career progression for those in work. 

Originally developed and piloted in the UK, the diagnostic and its transfer will facilitate learning and feedback between countries so that knowledge and experience are shared between partners and inform further development and enhancement of the product.

The transfer will be enabled through translation, adaptation (based on the finding of local Needs Analyses) and training in the use and interpretation of the Diagnostic.  It will also involve the engagement of VET trainers, employers and job seekers to participate in the piloting process.




To view the Soft Skills Diagnostic Tool please click below.