Non-technical skills, otherwise known as soft skills, are more important than ever. Employers are looking for long-term employees who mesh well with their company culture. Many hard, technical skills can be taught in time. On the contrary, soft skills are something that you are born with. They make you who you are! Employees today are looking for a company where they feel home -- a place that means more than just a paycheck. Aligning the right employee soft skills with the right company creates a very good match for both parties, and greatly increases the chances of having a successful new hire. Here are 5 soft skill interview questions you must ask while interviewing your potential next hire:
Soft skills, such as good communication, ambitiousness, amicability. and problem-solving are more important than ever. Employers have reported that soft skills are now considered to be equally, if not more, important than technical skills. However, many employers have stated how difficult it is to find candidates with the soft skill set that is needed for their organization. This is coming at a time when automation and technology have taken over jobs that did not necessarily require a strict set of soft skills and manners. Jobs that cannot be automated require employees to be friendly, empathetic, think on their feet, solve problems and so forth. There has been a steady increase in screening methods, pre-hire personality assessments, and training programs in order to combat this growing concern. Many Montgomery County employers have disclosed that soft skills are extremely desirable in every level (including entry) of the organization and are not limited to managerial or executive level positions.