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Hi Reader,

You know how important fit is, so you'll want to read this month's Staff Matters. It's a quick guide to the most important soft skills: what they are, why they're important and how to identify them.

I hope you enjoy this article, and don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like more information on smart staffing or employee development.


Laurie Liechty, President
Contemporary Personnel Staffing and Professionals Incorporated

P.S. If you do find yourself needing to evaluate a candidate's "hard" skills, we can help! Our Kenexa Prove It program offers over 1500 validated skill, behavioral, and software assessments!
Staff Matters
brought to you by Contemporary Personnel Staffing and Professionals Incorporated
April 2012
Yes, The Soft Skills Still Matter In Our High-Tech World
How many times have you hired a candidate that looked great on paper, blew you away in the interview, then turned out to be a tremendous mismatch for your company or the role?

In this article, you'll find out how to tell if a candidate has the right stuff: the soft skills that determine whether he'll fit in at your company.

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