The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

What they are. Why they matter. And yes, how to hire for them.

The workplace is more demanding, more complex, more collaborative, and more diverse than it has ever been before. Finding candidates who will excel in this environment means finding people with the right balance of hard and soft skills.

To learn more about how to hire for soft skills, take a look at our interactive eBook and discover:
Find Out the Hard Truth About Soft Skills eBook

  • Why soft skills matter
  • How they differ across the generations
  • Ways to leverage soft skills for organizational and job fit
  • How behavioral-based interviewing can help find the best candidates, and
  • Suggestions to build soft skills literacy into onboarding and mentor programs

While you can’t hire around a soft skills gap, you can create a hiring strategy that identifies and rewards the right soft skills for each role. Download our interactive eBook, The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: What They Are. Why They Matter. And Yes, How to Hire for Them to learn more today.

Assess soft skills during your hiring process.

With SkillSurvey Reference and our Pre-Hire 360 reference process, we make it quick and easy to get meaningful, predictive insights on a candidate’s past performance. References provide feedback via one of our 350+ confidential, job-specific surveys which cover the core competencies and soft skills critical for success on the job.

Our reports provide a summary of the reference ratings for each of the competency areas, including things like professionalism, interpersonal skills, problem-solving/adaptability, and personal value commitment. For leadership and management roles, references also provide feedback on a candidate’s leadership and ability to manage others.

Studies shows that the use of the Pre-Hire 360® reference check helps lower first-year turnover for cause by 35%. Plus, our customers often see an 85% reference response rate in under 2 business days.

Learn how you can reach more references in less time, and get more meaningful, predictive insights on a candidates’ past performance. Take a tour of the solution, or go ahead and give it a try for free.

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