5 Interview Questions to Screen for Collaboration Skills

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Collaboration – The capability of working within a team in order to complete a task or achieve a goal. You’ll be hard pressed to find an organisation where teamwork isn’t essential. Strong collaboration skills can have a huge impact on whether a candidate is successful or not. Collaboration can help improve overall productivity and team […]

5 Interview Questions to Screen for Growth Potential

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Growth Potential is defined as, “People who are capable of motivating themselves to improve their knowledge and understanding, so they can develop in their role.” Career advancements are at the top of a candidate’s priority list. Hiring someone with growth potential means that your new employee will develop in the role and make it their […]

5 Interview Questions to Screen for Leadership Skills

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Leadership – Someone who takes on the role of a leader, inspiring and leading teams to meet deadlines and goals. A recent study revealed that organisations with vital leadership development programs achieve 13 times higher business results than those with weak or no leadership initiatives. Leaders possess the ability to inspire and motivate others, driving […]

6 Essential Soft Skills to Identify in an Interview

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There are 6 key soft skills that you need to identify in any candidate during an interview. You can identify these soft skills through behavioural interview questions, but what are they, and why do they matter? In the brochure below, we’ll go into a little more detail about soft skills, behavioural interview questions, and what […]

How to Ask Unexpected Questions During a Job Interview (With Examples)

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One of the best ways to test your candidates is to ask unexpected questions. Why? Because asking unexpected questions in an interview will allow your organisation to get a better sense of what candidates sound like when they aren’t rehearsed. Your candidates will have prepared responses to the classic questions. If you really want to […]

How can employers fill the gaps left by employees needing to self-isolate?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a fast-moving situation. As the total number of confirmed cases within the UK continues to decrease, the government have begun rebuilding our economy by easing the lockdown restrictions and allowing local shops, pubs and restaurants to open their doors to the public once again. In line with the developed Coronavirus guidelines, […]


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Adaptability – The ability to change to accommodate different conditions. This soft skill is necessary in an ever-changing work environment. LinkedIn recently carried out a survey to reveal the key soft skills professionals look for in candidates, this survey identified that 69%1 of managers say the most important soft skill they screen for is adaptability. […]

How taking pride in your employees can benefit your future recruitment drive

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We all know the feeling when an employer or colleague goes out of their way to recognise and appreciate our hard work and effort. But how often do we take the time to celebrate employees’ successes and hard work? The answer for most organisations is not enough. Taking pride in your employees, with frequent and […]

Assessing attention to detail in future employees

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Attention to detail is one of the most in demand qualities in job adverts, regardless of industry or sector. Why is attention to detail so important? For employers, attention to detail is ranked very highly in terms of importance. Employees who demonstrate attention to detail often produce high quality work and mistakes are usually spotted […]

How remote working and flexible hours can attract a different talent pool of candidates

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Most business leaders understand that recruiting and retaining the right staff is paramount to the success of an organisation. At Absolute Personnel, we see more and more companies recognising that flexibility is key when attracting potential employees and since 2017, there has been a significant shift in the number of employers promoting flexible working in […]