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What skills should you look for when recruiting new team members?


According to recent research (nearly 800 business leaders in Australia) the top ten skills ranked as very important to their business for the future:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Problem solving
  3. Adaptability and agility
  4. Collaboration
  5. Build relationships quickly
  6. Resilience
  7. Creativity and innovation
  8. Make good decisions with incomplete information
  9. Leadership
  10. Displaying empathy

The research covered sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, logistics, IT, professional services, accounting, finance and healthcare.

Interesting, as businesses are increasingly leaning towards or implementing technology to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. However, these are skills that technology can’t replicate.

How do you identify these skills during your recruitment process? Fantastic interview skills with a solid base of behavioural based questions will definitely assist as will psychometric assessments. If these are missing from your tool kit touch base with us at People Passion and we’ll get you sorted.

(Reference source; HRD Online 17th November 17)


Melissa | People Guru

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