On your next round of interviews, consider looking out for candidates with strong soft skills. Many healthcare companies are thriving today because of the employees with well defined soft skills. If you are looking to out recruit the completion, consider building a pool of candidates that will exceed your hiring expectations with high leadership, communications and time management skills.

Our recruiters engage with candidates and have conversations that help determine their ability to interact and communicate effectively. When companies like yours reach out to us with a staffing need, we not only gather the information on the skills needed, we also look out for all the essential soft skills that add value to your organization.

Soft skills can be harder to evaluate than technical skills, however, when identified it becomes beneficial for you and your organization. Below you will find how to determine the top four soft skills in an interview.


To identify leadership skills in an interview, find out how the candidate uses feedback and acknowledgment to inspire, also, learn how they identify employees’ strengths and weaknesses. This will give you an idea of how they handle themselves with different scenarios like, how they encourage team members to express their concerns and opinions. By asking the right questions, you will be able to know if your desired candidate has the leadership skills that are the right fit for your organization.


Effective communication is a critical skill that most successful employees share. These are a couple of questions you can ask to determine if your candidate has excellent communication skills. Example questions, “on your past work experiences, give me three examples that demonstrate great communication skills?” “When a boss has failed to communicate with you effectively, how have you handled the situation?” Also, pay attention to how your candidate acts with your employees, for example, your receptionist and other employees that the candidate comes in contact with.


Hiring people that work well with others is essential for a productive and happy team. Here are a couple of questions to help you determine if your candidate is willing to collaborate. “Give me an example of when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. How did you handle interactions with that person?” and “Can you share an experience where a project dramatically shifted directions at the last minute? What did you do?” Just a couple of collaboration questions to help you with your next interview process.

Time Management

The skill of having excellent time management is in high demand today. These couple of questions can give you a head start with your next candidate. “How do you prioritize your work?” and “What’s the most complex schedule you’ve developed?” You can also ask, “Are you a perfectionist? It’s important to know that a healthcare organization can’t survive if it’s always behind schedule.

In summary, create a stronger team today by hiring and identifying candidates with exceptional soft skills. If you have any questions, call us today let KTE Services help you, and does work together. You can reach us at 904-940-5415 or ktemedicaljobs.com.
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