Hiring Without These Critical “Soft Skills” is a Recipe for Disaster
Too many interviewers focus too much on the candidate's technical ability
Having personally been involved in more than 2,000 different hiring situations over the past forty years and tracking the subsequent performance of many of those who were hired, it’s clear most hiring mistakes are attributed to the following non-technical factors:
- A mismatch between the hiring manager’s style and the new hire’s need for management and coaching.
- Lack of intrinsic motivation or full commitment to do the actual work required. Ability to do the work is far different than motivation to do it.
- Lack of fit with the pace of the organization. The pressure to perform is a primary factor defining a company’s culture and a person’s likelihood of success.
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