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Soft Skills Are Key to Making the Best Hiring Decisions

This post has been contributed by Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced that it would soon begin paying its workers at least $9 per hour. Target did the same. McDonald’s soon followed suit, saying it would boost its minimum wage. As major companies

When Hiring Entry-Level Employees, Attitude Trumps Skills and Education

  An applicant’s education and trade skills used to weigh more heavily than any other factor, but that trend appears to be changing. Attitude and other soft skills are now just as – if not more – important to employers. A survey by Instructure, a Salt Lake City, UT-based information technology company, reveals that many managers