Posts Tagged ‘candidate skills’

Hard Hiring Decisions: Do Soft Skills Count?

In the recruiting world, skill sets are often reduced to metrics.  But what about so-called soft skills?  Do they matter? If you use an applicant tracking system (ATS), you save time and money posting jobs, parsing suitable candidates, and viewing organized feedback on your hiring choices. For any job opening, you have applicants with superb…

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Where's Your Peanut Butter: Unconventional Interview Questions that Uncover Key Skills

by Nanci Lamborn – Writer/Blogger/HR Practitioner – BrightMove Recruiting Software We’ve seen several articles recently about the rise of unconventional recruiting methods (http://tinyurl.com/kuq4yc) and off-the-wall interview questions (http://tinyurl.com/yz9kg5s) that are now gaining notoriety (http://tinyurl.com/yj4to9b). Some job seekers on the hunt are taking offense and complaining that questions like Microsoft’s “Why is a manhole cover round?”…

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