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A recent LinkedIn report on the skills gap shows that employers are looking for job candidates with the right soft skills. In this column, SkillSurvey CEO Ray Bixler identifies soft skills and describes the best ways that employers can assess their job candidates to see if they have them. Reference checking is the best way to find out about a candidate’s soft skills, if done effectively. Online solutions like SkillSurvey can help employers ask the right questions and get better quality insights.