Soft Skills Articles

  • The Top Skills Companies Need — and How to Help Your Employees Develop Them

    October 18, 2018

    If you had to guess the most valuable skill that companies are hiring for today, what would you say? We’ve certainly heard a lot about machine learning, cloud and distributed computing, data mining, and so on. But if you guessed those, sadly you’d be wrong. According to Tamar Elkeles, the chief talent executive for Atlantic Bridge Capital and two-time CLO of the...

  • The New Way Companies Are Evaluating Candidates' Soft Skills (and Discovering High-Potential Talent)

    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. But, the problem is that they are notoriously hard to screen for. In fact, when we asked 9000 hiring managers and recruiters what’s the biggest issue with the current interview formats (like behavioral questions), 63% said it’s the...

  • 3 Business Leaders Share the Most Important Soft Skills They Look for in a New Hire

    October 18, 2017

    It’s hard to imagine Google having hiring problems, but in the early 2000’s the then CEO Eric Schmidt realized they had an issue—they weren’t hiring people that would lead the company to success. Google was hiring “glue people,” said Eric in a recent Masters of Scale podcast. These are people people who may be pleasant and competent but “who sit between...

  • The Crucial Hiring Lesson That Sheryl Sandberg Learned From...

    September 25, 2017

    When Sheryl Sandberg interviewed for a job at eBay with then-CEO Meg Whitman, she didn’t have any experience in the tech industry. A...

  • 12 Effective Ways to Assess Candidates' Soft Skills

    July 25, 2017

    When asked, recruiters say that screening candidates for soft skills is one of the top areas they want to learn more about. That’s...

  • The Top 5 Soft Skills Veterans are More Likely to Have Than...

    November 11, 2016

    In the US, we know November 11th as Veterans Day — a time we take to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S military. But...