Soft Skills Are Just As Important In Today’s World

We all want technical skills, but soft skills are a must for success!

We all want to hire people that have their hard skills down. However we often times forget that there has to be a balance with soft skills in order to make a company successful. It’s relatively straightforward to screen for hard skills, but it’s the soft skills that can be most crucial to a candidate’s post-hire performance.

“Hiring for the right blend of soft skills takes a measured approach.” 

What Are Soft Skills?

Everyone has some idea of what soft skills are. Some call them interpersonal or people skills.

Soft skills are attitudes and behaviors that translate into how we are at work and how easily we interact with others.

They can help improve productivity and strengthen communication. Vetting for soft skills helps crystallize an employee’s fit into company culture. And a unique mix of these traits among employees can help diversify and enrich the organization.

Here are just a few of those elusive soft skills you might want look for:

  1. Communication
  2. Conflict resolution
  3. Creativity
  4. Critical thinking
  5. Dependability
  6. Empathy
  7. Flexibility
  8. Problem solving

Communication, conflict resolution and problem solving help staffers address issues. Creativity and critical thinking help you find new solutions to challenges. Empathy and flexibility mean workers are easy to get along with. There are dozens more — from accountability to leadership to work ethic. So take some time to think about the soft skills needed for the jobs you’re looking to fill.

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By | 2019-06-19T13:14:51-04:00 July 1st, 2019|Daily Perspective|0 Comments

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