Canadian HR leaders struggling with soft skills

by |
Finding the right recruit is rarely an easy task but, according to one new survey, it’s especially hard when employers are looking for soft skills.

LinkedIn’s newest research – the 2016 Soft Skills Report – indicates that 67 per cent of Canadian hiring managers struggle when it comes to finding candidates with the right soft skills compared with just 49 per cent for hard skills.

Notably, 61 per cent of Canadian managers also revealed that the lack of soft skills among candidates is limiting their company’s productivity.

To find out more about the ongoing soft skills shortage, HRM has launched an online poll to identify exactly which areas are most difficult to find in potential new recruits.

Compiling ten of the most desirable soft skills, HRM is asking readers to cast their vote on which one proves most challenging to pin down.
To have your say, simply follow this link.

Recent stories:

Fixed term contract proves costly for employer

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs 

Drive your company’s ‘purpose’ to boost business
 
  • Jason Scarbro on 2016-10-27 2:48:26 PM

    The title of this article is misleading. It can easily be interpreted to mean that HR people lack soft skills.

HRM Online forum is the place for positive industry interaction and welcomes your professional and informed opinion.

Name (required)
Comment (required)
By submitting, I agree to the Terms & Conditions