Client in the News: HireBox On the Importance of Soft Skills Over Experience


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JoTo PR Client, HireBox was featured in an article in Small Business Trends on Why companies should hire with soft skills in mind.

Hiring quality talent is hard, no matter what field you’re in. There’s reputation, risk, and money on the line when you look for someone new. HR departments exist for a reason due to being full-time and full-effort responsibilities.

Steven Valtin, CEO of HireBox, commented on this situation saying that small businesses are focusing too much on applicant’s hard skills and not putting an effort into their soft skills. Not only does it increase the risk of a failed hire but it also becomes a double hit to the finances when you have to resume the search again. “Technically qualified applicants know their value,” says Valtin, “and in today’s applicant-driven marketplace, they often inflate their salary expectations.” That means you could end up paying more than you can really afford for a candidate who may not work out.

HireBox is a results-based testing platform utilizing legal quality control to give hiring missions the best outcome. Founded by Patrick Valtin, the job-matching assessments and internal evaluations provide vital information about potential and current employees to human resource professionals, executive coaches, management consultants and CPAs.

Based on the evaluation of over 25,000 applicants, Patrick Valtin has come to the conclusion that no matter the talent, competencies or experience, the odds of a successful hire are very, very low if willingness AND ability to contribute to one’s team success & happiness as selection criteria are missing.

Small Business Trends targets audience/readership of the blog includes small business owners and entrepreneurs. Discusses news and trends affecting the small business market.

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