Soft Skills Articles

  • Candidates' Soft Skills are Notoriously Hard to Assess, But Following These 6 Steps Will Help

    March 20, 2019

    The psychologist Nicholas Humphrey once stated that a person’s social intelligence — the soft skills they use to interact with their environment and the people around them — defines them far more than their quantitative intelligence. And with artificial intelligence and automation making many hard skills obsolete, this is increasingly true in the workplace. In...

  • The Tactic This Expert Uses to Assess Soft Skills (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Behavioral Questions)

    March 4, 2019

    Eight in 10 talent professionals say soft skills (like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability) are increasingly important to their company’s success. And, 92% say these skills matter as much or more than hard skills. This data comes from LinkedIn’s annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which identified soft skills as the biggest trend transforming the...

  • The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2019

    January 3, 2019

    Here’s a not-so-bold prediction: there’s a decent chance you’ll be searching for someone with cloud computing skills in the near future. No, that's not based on your recruiting horoscope—it’s the fact that cloud computing will be the single most in-demand hard skill in 2019, according to LinkedIn’s latest research. Using a LinkedIn data, we were able to identify...

  • The Top Skills Companies Need — and How to Help Your...

    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...

  • 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....

  • 3 Business Leaders Share the Most Important Soft Skills...

    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...