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:
- Conflict resolution
- Critical thinking
- 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.