Soft Skills is a term that encompasses many traits, such as:
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Soft skills include personality traits that help employees interact with others and succeed in the workplace.
Soft skills assessments help employers assess soft skills by describing how people communicate, their listening style, and their level of empathy.
A person’s soft skills impact their job performance, so it’s important to understand if their traits and style align with the requirements of the job.schedule demo
HighMatch creates custom job profiles which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities, and the skills required for success in the role and at your company.
Every job requires a unique set of traits and skills. People tend to focus on the hard skills and experience that candidates bring, but soft skills are what allow an employee to push their work and ideas forward.
If a team member cannot articulate their vision or work effectively with others, they won’t succeed. If an employee is unable to listen to the needs of others or is unable to accept feedback, they will not grow, regardless of their years of experience or past accomplishments.
While all jobs require a certain degree of soft skills, some jobs rely more heavily on technical skills to succeed.
Jobs that are more dependent on soft skills for success are:
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During the interview, you have the chance to talk with the candidates and observe their communication style.
Conversation is the best way to assess soft skills. Ask open-ended questions that require an explanation.
HighMatch provides interview questions tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based on each person’s personality and skills, making it easy for you to ask thought-provoking questions.
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HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable personality assessment that’s fast, easy to implement, and measures both soft skills and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your business.
Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings.
Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.
Our workplace psychologists conduct a benchmark study to understand what qualities are most critical for the role, analyze the qualities that top performers share, and then develop a customized Job Profile that includes personality traits, abilities, and skills.
That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.
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