Employment - soft skills: what are these skills and why are they valued during the hiring process?

Employment – soft skills: what are these skills and why are they valued during the hiring process?

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To do your job effectively, you need so-called “hard skills”: technical knowledge and specific knowledge of the area for which you are responsible.

But in an ever-changing world of work, “soft skills”which is less talked about, may be just as important, if not more crucial.

These skills are more nuanced, even discrete: think about the personal characteristics and behaviors that make a good leader or a good team member.

Particularly in the context of the normalization of remote work, where collaboration and innovation patterns have changed, companies are beginning to realize the importance of these intangibles in building diverse and high-performing teams.

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