Automation and artificial intelligence have been at the forefront of talent acquisition discussions in the past couple of years. Automation allows us to increase productivity by reducing administrative recruitment functions. And, artificial intelligence allows us to accurately source qualified candidates at speeds we never thought possible.
Technology can help identify hard skills, but not all qualified candidates are the best candidates for the job. Soft skills matter as much, or more, than hard skills, according to this article. Assessing soft skills is not as quantifiable as hard skills. Providing your talent acquisition team with the tools and methodologies to measure soft skills will result in a higher quality employee. Start asking those questions like:
- What are the three things that are most important to you in a job?
- Tell me an example of when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. How did you handle interactions with that person?
- Tell me about a time you had to make a decision with incomplete information.
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Soft skills can make or break a hire—and they can also make or break a company: 92% of talent professionals say they matter as much or more than hard skills when they hire, and 80% say they’re increasingly important to company success.