Soft Skills Articles

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    10 Key Interview Questions When Hiring for Remote Positions

    March 10, 2021

    Of all the things that have changed over this last year, you can add to the list: interview questions. In the past, recruiters asked candidates about their skills, work ethic, and ability to get along with others at the office. But now that so many roles have switched to 100% remote, you need to revise your interview questions too. Even as vaccines roll out and...

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    5 Reasons Why Empathy Is an Essential Recruiting Skill, According to Talent Leaders

    March 9, 2021

    In the Global Talent Trends 2020 report, released in January of last year, we predicted that empathy would reshape the way employers hired and retained talent in the new decade. Mere weeks later, that prediction came to fruition in ways no one could have anticipated as a global health crisis redefined the way work and hiring happen. Candidates were not only...

  • This Is One of the Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Evaluating Candidates' Soft Skills

    September 22, 2020

    At Recruiting Toolbox, we do a lot of work to help companies improve who they hire and how they hire. And the how part sometimes involves some pretty basic – but critical – changes. Today, almost all companies have a big focus on improving diversity. But we’ve noticed some processes that are still outdated (very 2005) that can lead hiring teams to make unfair...

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    Why Curiosity Might Be the Most Important Skill for...

    February 5, 2020

    Curiosity. It doesn’t show up on nearly enough core competency lists, and it’s tough to measure. Yet curiosity is accountable for much...

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    The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

    January 9, 2020

    Recruiters have a front-row seat to the ever-changing mix of skills most prized by the business world. Understanding what those skills...

  • Why Touchy Feely Is the Most Important Class Offered at...

    October 1, 2019

    Brian Lowery isn’t a fan of the term “soft skills.” “I feel like it has the connotation of not being important stuff,” Brian says. A...