Soft Skills Increasingly Important to Recruiters


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Recruiting professionals and companies use a variety of tools and strategies during the hiring and selection process to assess job applicants' soft skills, such personal, social abilities and skills, most of which is assessed during personal interviews, according to a survey from 

In its online survey based on interviews with 442 employers, the job portal sought answers to which methods and which skills are most sought in professionally suitable applicants. 

The majority of them consider the ability to cooperate and communication skills to be extremely important. For managers, responsibility is given a prominent role, and for career starters, the ability to learn. 

Only 19% of employers use some kind of measurement method to test soft skills in all cases, and 22% only in the case of management positions. In such measurements, the ability to cooperate (71%), the ability to communicate (63%) and leadership skills (59%) are primarily examined.


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