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In the hunt for soft skills, employers look to personality tests

Source | Hrdrive.com  |  BY:Rilia O Donnell

As businesses look to improve their hiring success, pre-hire personality tests have garnered some notoriety.

While experience and credentials are critical to performance, most employers have determined they are not the only arbiter of success. Personality traits as well as work ethic and other soft skills can be equally important. But identifying those traits in the standard recruitment and interview process can be difficult at best — impossible for most.

Candidates are on their best behavior when they first connect with an employer, frequently responding with the answers they “think” an employer wants, rather than those they believe to be true. The honeymoon may quickly end once hired, however, leaving employers the option of restarting the expensive recruitment process, or settling for an employee who has the hard skills but not the right traits to be successful.

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