Soft Skills, Hard Benefits:
Assessing the Key Predictors of Hiring Success
HR is obsessed with the things it knows how to measure and ignores the things it doesn’t. Unfortunately, so-called soft skills – like problem-solving, professionalism and adaptability – are the very things that determine success or failure in most jobs.
Generally, HR and other decision makers in the hiring process go with their gut on these important success drivers. But, it doesn’t work. The fact is that 46% of new hires fail within 18 months, according to a recent study.
There are a number of reasons why the hiring process is so unpredictable. Soft skills, such as professionalism and interpersonal communication, are seldom given their due. The assessments most commonly used are not job-specific, they’re generic. Meaningful data on past performance of a job candidate from past managers and coworkers are rarely collected.
Learn how to assess job candidates against the key proven success drivers for each job – all part of new predictive talent analytics that are changing the way HR approaches the recruiting process and measures the skills that matter most. SkillSurvey’s patented approach is proven to reduce turnover for companies by 69%.
Key things you will learn:
How to identify a meaningful set of soft skills for each job.
- How an assessment from former managers and coworkers provides critical success predictors.
- How to use predictive talent analytics to assess the key predictors of hiring success for each position.