Most Hiring Managers Say Soft Skills are Just as Important

Most Hiring Managers Say Soft Skills are Just as Important

A majority of employers believe that soft skills (less tangible traits associated with one’s personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (abilities that are learned to perform a specific job function and can be measured, such as operating a computer program). 

CareerBuilder’s survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals found the 10 most popular soft skills that companies say they look for when hiring: 

– Strong work ethic – 73%
– Dependability – 73% 
– Positive attitude – 72%
– Self-motivated – 66%
– Team oriented – 60%
– Organization (can manage multiple priorities) – 57%
– Works well under pressure – 57% 
– Effective communicator – 56% 
– Flexibility – 51%
– Confidence – 46%

Source: ASA Staffing Success Magazine 

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