This interesting Forbes article poses the question:
“Should you hire for skills or attitude?”
Our answer: “Why not hire for both?”
With a holistic pre-employment testing approach you can test the whole person including their job related hard skills, soft skills (interpersonal competence) and personality.
As organizations begin to look at their job applicants in a more “holistic” manner, they realize that these applicants are really much more than the mere sum of their abilities. They are, in fact, a combination of skill, ability, knowledge, desire, attitude, personality, and much more. The key to selecting the right ones is to be able to tap into the applicant and gain a “holistic” view of who they are and how hiring them may potentially affect the organization.
If you’re interested in reading more about this, take a look at these two links: