57% of talent professionals say they struggle to assess soft skills accurately. Yet, the vast majority say soft skills are increasingly important to company success.

So how do you effectively screen for high-potential candidates who can give you a competitive edge? Behavioral interview questions. 

We surveyed 1,300 hiring managers to learn what questions to ask — and what answers to listen for — to help you assess soft skills and reveal a candidate's potential.

Here are the top 6 softs skills they've identified:

  • Adaptability
  • Culture add
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Potential for growth
  • Prioritization

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