Join Pete Newsome and Ricky Baez as they share the secret to successful recruitment: hiring for soft skills!
On this episode of the Hire Calling Podcast, our hosts discuss how to assess emotional intelligence, teamwork dynamics, and a candidate’s culture fit. Pete and Ricky explain how to balance technical qualifications with soft skills to make better hiring decisions.
They touch on the pros and cons of task-based interviews and the potential benefits of hiring freelancers. Beyond that, Ricky offers tips on interviewing with finesse. You’ll discover the power of behavioral questions, the danger zones of over-relying on resumes, and the often-overlooked value of professional references.
Could your hiring process use a boost? Tune in and transform your recruitment game!
Tips for Hiring for Soft Skills
- Clear Job Descriptions: Begin with a detailed job description emphasizing the technical and soft skills required for the role.
- Behavioral Interviewing: Utilize behavioral interview questions that require candidates to share real-life examples of demonstrating specific soft skills.
- Group Assessments: Conduct group activities during the interview process to evaluate a candidate’s teamwork and collaboration skills.
- Role Playing: Engage candidates in role-playing scenarios to observe their problem-solving, adaptability, and communication abilities.
- Feedback Loop: Seek feedback from all interviewers to comprehensively understand a candidate’s soft skills.
- Reference Checks: When speaking with references, ask pointed questions about the candidate’s interpersonal skills and teamwork capabilities.
- Structured Interviews: Ensure consistency by having a structured interview format that evaluates soft skills across all candidates.
- Use of Technology: Employ AI-driven tools and platforms that analyze a candidate’s responses or body language to gauge soft skills.
- Continuous Improvement: Regularly update and refine your hiring processes based on feedback and changing company needs.
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- How to Assess Soft Skills in an Interview
- Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions to Ask Candidates
- The Ultimate Guide to Interview Scoring Sheets
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