The Hiring Process Is Hard. And Expensive. And Hard.
Because there are more jobs than qualified candidates.
Because sometimes the recruiters doing the recruiting don’t even understand the job descriptions (especially with highly technical jobs).
Because, given that the average cost per hire is $4,129 and the average time to fill is 42 days, HR managers are under a lot of pressure to get it right – and do it fast. Unfortunately, administrative tasks in employee shortlisting delays the timely advance of the recruitment process.
Any other reasons?
Because soft skills drive hiring decisions, not resumes. Resumes fail to deliver a soft-skills analysis, resulting in too many interviews that don’t yield any promising options.
While the hard skills related to those highly technical jobs can be demonstrated and measured, soft skills are, by their nature, intangible and unquantifiable.
In many industries and positions, employers actually care more about soft skills than they do technical skills like math and reading comprehension (according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management).
Why do soft skills matter so much?
Because they help facilitate the human connection. They’re essential to building relationships, growing visibility, and generating opportunities for advancement. You can be excellent at what you do, but if those hard skills aren’t packaged with soft skills, your career pathways are limited.
Alyss Analytics is helping recruiters, in-house HR teams and talent acquisition groups in enterprise level companies pace ahead of the competition for those valuable employees.
Remember, candidate soft skills drive our hiring decisions – but not who we interview-Alyss is helping identify those soft skills.
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