The Best Way to Assess Soft Skills

Author: Samantha McLaren Source: LinkedIn Talent Blog Eight in 10 talent professionals say soft skills (like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability) are increasingly important to their company’s success. And, 92% say these skills matter as much or more than hard skills. This data comes from LinkedIn’s annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which identified soft skills as …

4 Reasons Talented Employees Don’t Reach Their Potential

Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Source: Harvard Business Review No matter how talented someone might be, there is no guarantee that their talents will translate into top performance. The science of human potential has generally illustrated that an individual’s overarching competence cannot be fully understood unless we also account for their emotional make-up, preferences, and dispositions. No …

Why “Efficiency” Doesn’t Always Translate to “Productivity” in Leadership

Author: Rebecka Zucker Source: Harvard Business Review With ever-increasing demands at work for both mid-level and senior leaders, the ability to execute and get things done is a key driver of success. But it can ultimately become a leader’s downfall, resulting in unintended costs for the individual, as well as for their teams and organizations. …

A Networking Guide for People Who Hate People

Author: Jamison Vann Source: Huffington Post Effective networking is a skill that every professional should attempt to improve on. Talking with strangers and making quick connections may come easily to some people but prove to be quite difficult for others. Unfortunately, I fall into that ‘other’ category... I will be the first to admit that I have a hard time talking …

The Only 3 Employee “Perks” That Matter

Author: Luke Smith Source: Brazen Ditch the bells and whistles. When it comes to employee satisfaction, these are the three things that actually matter. In today’s competitive job market, many companies are looking beyond salary and benefits to stand out to top candidates. Top-tier companies like Google and Apple have revolutionized the perks that employees …

Why Your Sales Staff Should Be Using Social Media

Author: Jörgen Sundberg Source: Undercover Recruiter As the power of social media tightens its grip on the modern workforce, the need for companies to make the right kind of noise becomes more important than ever. Social media though, isn’t just the role of the wider marketing team – employees and sales people in particular, should ideally be right in the …