You can use 2 approaches to screen your potential employees for the required competencies:
1.Ask questions that focus on a particular skill. For example, if collaboration is the key requirement in your company, test it from different angles:
- What is your best experience working with colleagues?
- Have you ever worked with a partner who was hard to get along with?
2.Invent thought-provoking situations and analyze how candidates will act:
- What would you do if your deadlines were getting closer, and there was no way you could complete your tasks in time?
- Imagine you can’t explain something to a new employee. Whatever you do, that person doesn't get it. What are your actions?
If you want to learn more about it, check out the guidelines prepared by Indeed
Additionally, one can apply automated tools when looking for candidates. They structure the hiring process, unburden recruiters, set up definite requirements for specialists, allow you to analyze results, suggest optimization strategies, etc.
One of such instruments is PXT Select
, a complex and algorithm-driven assessment with adaptive testing created by an American Wiley brand. Its results are psychometric: they show if someone is prone to have soft skills and presents visually understandable graphics backed by percent-driven data.