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Passive Candidate Recruiting Talent Strategy

Advice from Sherlock Holmes On How to Assess Technical and Team Skills

Last week on my “Almost Daily Recruiting Show” one caller suggested competency-based interviewing was the solution to all interviewing problems. I begged to differ. I contended that competency or behavioral interviewing wasn’t effective unless it was tied to a good understanding of the performance objectives of the job and the underlying environment. The point made was that just about everyone can give examples of when they used a competency like results-oriented, effective communication skills or strong collaboration ability, but if these aren’t directly related to the actual requirements of the job itself, a proper assessment is not possible.

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Assessing Soft Skills

The Lack of Soft Skills Puts a Lid on Career Growth

In a recent LinkedIn post describing the importance of “soft skills,” one person commented that people get hired for the depth of their hard skills but are fired for their lack of “soft skills.”

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Team Skills are Too Important to Be Called “Soft”​

Despite its value, behavioral event interviewing (BEI) has some huge holes that can be quickly filled with help from the famed detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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Ask this Critical Question to Assess Technical and Team Skills

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How to Hire for Team Skills

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How to Easily Assess Technical and Team Skills During Interviews

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Forget the Personality Tests, Here’s How to Assess Team Skills

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