When sending out want ads, you'll not only want to make sure that your applicants can perform the work, but also that they are great at team building, interacting with customers, and communicating. These "soft skills," while not always overlooked during an interview, might be missing from the want ad, Kandice Bell reports for the Newnan Time-Herald. Bell continues:
FutureStaff President Lee Whetstone, a local staffing company, said that poor attendance, inability to handle difficult people and situations, lack of initiative and the inability to properly prioritize their job in life are usually the soft skills in which employees may need improvement or lack.
So, how can you make sure that your want ad emphasizes these soft skills? Bell cites one advertisement from Carl E. Smith & Sons Building Materials that hits the nail on the head:
Carl E. Smith & Sons Building Materials, Inc. Turin, Georgia is looking for hard-working, experienced employees that possess responsibility and are reliable. Must be self-motivated and have a clean driving record. We offer competitive wages, paid vacation and holidays, profit sharing program, and a five-day work week.
Please do not apply if you: Oversleep, have no alarm clock, have no car, have court often, have no baby sitter every day, have to give friends rides to work later than we start work, experience flat tires every week, have to hold onto cell phone all day, or become an expert at your job with no need to learn or take advice after the first day. Must be able to talk and work at the same time, must be able to remember to come back to work after lunch. Should not expect to receive Purple Ribbons or Gold Stars for showing up to work on time.