As employers seek to improve the culture fit and success of their new hires, we are seeing a shift away from an emphasis on hard skills in favor of a closer focus on soft skills.
Hard skills are the technical, specific abilities which can be taught. Soft skills, on the other hand, are generally more subjective and elusive, referring to personal and interpersonal qualities and characteristics. The advantage with soft skills is that they give employers a deeper insight into their potential hire.
Below you will find some of the most important soft skills to consider when recruiting for your next vacancy: