Hire for attitude, train for skills

Are you in search of a winning approach to not only attract highly talented employees but also cultivate their long-term loyalty to your company? 

It’s time to shift your focus away from traditional metrics like education and work experience and prioritise candidates with the right attitude. While skills can be developed, hiring candidates whose personality is a good fit with your business culture presents a unique challenge. Rather than fixating on past career history and achievements, today it’s essential to evaluate candidate’s in a more holistic way in order to gain and then sustain future success.

Hire for attitude, train for skills

Why hire for attitude?

In today’s competitive economy, hiring based on personality and soft skills (rather than just experience and/or hard skills) can be a game-changer for businesses. By examining a candidate’s values, attitude, and motivational drivers, hiring managers (as well as the wider business) can gain valuable insights into their suitability for the role, allowing for better hiring decisions. 

Gone are the days of solely considering age, education, or other unrelated factors. Instead, it’s time to leverage the power of psychometric assessments to unearth your perfect fit. At Clevry, we provide a suite of scientifically developed and psychometrically rigorous soft skills tests that provide a more thorough evaluation of your candidate’s suitability for a specific role.

Benefits of hiring for attitude, training for skills

Finding better matches:

Early identification of candidates who align with your workplace culture can streamline the selection process while also helping to reduce recruitment costs. By focusing on candidates who share your company values and thrive in your organisational culture, you increase the likelihood of hiring individuals who are more likely to succeed in their roles.

Foster long-term employee retention:

Employees who connect with your company’s vision and culture tend to exhibit greater job satisfaction. By recruiting individuals whose personalities align with your values, you enhance the prospects of long-term employee retention.

Strengthen engagement and motivation:

When employees feel a deep sense of alignment with your culture, they are generally more motivated and better engaged with their work. Selecting candidates based on their attitude increases the likeness that they will possess the necessary drive and commitment to contribute to your business’s growth.

Uncover the power of soft skills:

Contained within every personality is a set of unique soft skills that shape that person’s behaviour and interactions with others. Evaluating a candidate’s personality enables you to identify their strengths and weaknesses in terms of soft skills. By aligning these findings with the requirements of the role, you can make better-informed recruitment decisions that are more likely to have a positive long-term effect on your bottom line.

Exploring soft skills tests

Clevry’s suite of online assessments help to unearth your candidates core strengths and characteristics. By utilising Clevry assessments in your recruitment process, you gain valuable insights into a candidate’s cognitive abilities and whether their personality aligns with the company culture and demands of the role. 

All our tests ensure fairness and equal treatment for all candidates, allowing you to make more informed comparisons and thus better hiring decisions.

Ready to Embrace the Power of Personality?

To learn more about how our soft skills assessments can transform your recruitment process, contact us today using the form below and one of the team will be happy to help. 


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