September 1, 2016
Why Soft Skills Matter and How to Identify Them
The traditional job hunt emphasizes the importance of hard skills when pursuing a particular career, whether it is knowing how to use certain programs or having the expertise needed to complete the duties of the role. In the world of increased competition and with higher stakes on the line, the importance of soft skills can’t be understated.Read More
As a company, it is important to find the right talent, and this includes accounting for intangibles that make a leader the perfect fit both within their role as well as within the wider company. A comprehensive assessment provides a complete view of an individual’s strengths, skills, and viewpoint in order to align an organization’s business and cultural expectations with a candidate’s predominant traits and abilities.
Whether a client is considering external candidates or internal executives, Raines International Inc. is poised to deliver a 360° review process that provides invaluable insight. A 360° review explores an individual from all angles, compiling qualitative and quantitative data points from superiors, peers, subordinates, personality tests, and interviews. Our wealth of experience in interviewing candidates makes us keenly aware of how an individual’s characteristics and experiences contribute to a holistic picture, and our assessment services allow us to explore individuals in detail and emerge with crucial observations for our clients.
Assessments have a variety of essential applications. Hiring a new executive carries with it a huge responsibility, and an assessment avoids any missteps and can inform a client of the best way to onboard excellent leaders. Every company can benefit from continuously developing their existing leaders, gauging their progress, and ensuring ongoing improvements that help move the company forward.
Most importantly, assessing new talent, market trends, and current leaders allows for intelligent succession planning. Aligning company goals with a defined leadership action plan is an essential, forward-looking process that allows for smooth transitions as they arise. Thoughtful succession planning promotes clarity and stability, establishing a dependable foundation that inspires trust. Our firm combines industry knowledge with talent assessment to guide our clients to make decisions today that impact the future of their organization.