The Importance of Assessing Soft Skills when Hiring Staff

Imagine that you have two candidates competing against each other in the interview process. The first one has excellent technical ability and strong experience but is unfriendly, awkward and difficult to get on with. The second is less experienced and doesn’t have the same level of technical expertise, but is naturally charming, confident and affable.

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Like, how do I get that job?

The word ‘like’ has infiltrated our language. Reminiscent of a virus, arriving from across the pond via television programmes such as Friends and Keeping up with the Kardashians. ‘Like’ has grown from a trendy quirk to a full-on epidemic, threatening to simplify our vocabulary and our minds with every use. We all know a ‘like’

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