Skills-Based Hiring Articles

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    Why Skills-Based Hiring Starts with Your Job Descriptions

    February 22, 2021

    Skills, not schools. Performance, not pedigree. Results, not requirements. These expressions all speak to the goal behind skills-based hiring: when you need to hire someone, you care about what they can do — not where they’ve been. It’s about weighing a candidate’s competencies over their credentials. This way of hiring can be a win-win: it extends opportunities...

  • How the New LinkedIn Skill Assessments Will Help Streamline Your Candidate Search

    September 17, 2019

    At LinkedIn, our mission is to create a place where everyone has access to opportunities based on the skills they have, regardless of their background and degree. And new research by LinkedIn reveals that this is important to hiring managers as well, with 83% agreeing that skills and credentialing are becoming more important for hiring talent. However, 77% of...

  • Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

    April 8, 2019

    Royal Dutch Shell is a global energy company that has always valued soft skills, even as the particular skills it prizes have changed. For example, Shell once considered it important for employees to be able to engineer agreement among stakeholders because decisions at the company were driven by consensus. Over time, Shell began to see that consensus didn’t...

  • The Tactic This Expert Uses to Assess Soft Skills (Hint: It...

    March 4, 2019

    Eight in 10 talent professionals say soft skills (like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability) are increasingly important to...

  • Why You Should Consider Removing ‘Bachelor’s Degree’ from...

    December 24, 2018

    It’s become rare to read a job description that doesn’t have “bachelor’s degree” in the requirements, even when the job doesn’t...

  • The New Way Companies Are Evaluating Candidates' Soft...

    February 26, 2018

    Soft skills are the #1 talent trend of 2019, with 91% of employers saying they’re very important to the future of recruiting and HR....