We are continuing expanding our softfactors Recruiting Suite! The candidate experience and exercises are now also available in French. The French version runs at one of our customer’s job sites, a utility company, and has passed the test. For the moment our Recruiting Suite is available in English, German and French. Which language will be next?
You can now enjoy the soft factors Recruiting Suite from the applicants point of view – and apply for a fictitious demo job.
When talking about competencies and recruiting, you have to think about the link to a company’s objectives. We all agree that employees are responsible for making strategy happen. softfactors believes that HR plays a big role in linking HRM to business objectives. This link creates leading indicators to improve talent acquisition outcomes.
So why is it that HR struggles with recruiting the cream of the talent crop? Wanting to be ahead of the curve in competing for talent is not enough. To unlock the talent market, attracting and hiring people with the right skills and attitudes is critical. But how do you best recruit them?
Every recruiter knows the problem: time and again, the candidate with the perfect CV is not the most suitable candidate for the job. “Suitable” means: a person whose typical behavior matches with the job requirements and whose personality fits with the team.
Poorly fitting soft skills lead to expensive wrong hires, not just in management positions but everywhere in the organization, especially when the relationship side of a team shows dysfunctional symptoms.
Our behavior as human beings results from deeply rooted personality dimensions and is thus difficult to change. Do you remember how hard it can be to change an old habit and the beliefs that are attached to it? This is another reason why we should put an eye on the preferred behavior patterns of candidates.
However, the reality is often very different: Still today, many organizations focus first and singlemindedly on the fit between CV and job requirements. Only at the end of the hiring – in interviews or assessments – they eventually take a closer look at the human side.
In many recruitings, after a round of disappointing interviews, the hiring manager returns back to the initial pool of names to find another applicant. What a waste of time and resources, and how frustrating from a human point of view!
Checking soft skills early in the recruiting dramatically enhances chances of identifying a well-fitting candidate and also reduces time to hire. And the good news is: a standardized soft-skill screening is easy to implement, thanks to latest technologies. Say goodbye to elefantastic IT-implementation projects!
When filing a job, putting together a team or designing an employee’s development plan, it can be beneficial to have a sketch of an individual’s temperament. The personality structure of a person and the associated behavioral preferences play a central role in a good-fit to a job and a company.
Softfactors proposes it is sufficient to use a comprehensive and economical assessment tool to understand a person’s basic preferences and personality. Offered in our Recruiting Suite, Personality@Work is an uncomplicated and easy-to-use tool.
Since last Friday, May 8, 2015 the softfactors recruiting suite is live in action. Two of our pilot customers recruit on renowned job portals real candidates, benefitting of the soft factors platform.
Our soft skills-based recruiting software has successfully conquered its maiden flight. It allows a new candidate experience, wherein candidates have their personality at the center of the application process – not the CV. This gives companies a real advantage when it comes to Employer Branding.
It’s always great to wine and dine at my friend’s house. She is a great Italian style cook. Food that is perfect for body and soul! And of course she wants to know about that new techie stuff that I was working on. Softfactors! As a coach she is familiar with all the HR slang phrases and buzz words, however, technology is not her piece of cake (BTW: Her tiramisu is one of the best in the greater Zurich area).