Skill based recruitment is really about focusing on competences instead of experience. This means that you must first determine the need for skills and then find candidates who meet the need. Many candidates may have similar experiences and education on paper but completely different skills based on how the company’s structure looks and where in the development an organization is, which areas of responsibility were included in the role, etc. All of this will affect your experience and you will therefore have completely different skills based on it. Hence the importance of working with skill based recruitment in the entire recruitment process.
Skill based interview
Even in the interview stage, you can work with skills and ask different situation-based questions or pure skills questions. Start from the requirements profile and which skills are required and base the questions on that.
If tests are used in the recruitment process, the questions should also be adapted based on the skills required if you are to adapt the process to a skill-based recruitment. A good tip is to start from the requirement profile and map skills based on it. The requirement profile then becomes a common thread throughout the entire recruitment process and ensures that the need sought is included in each part.
Increase diversity with skill based recruitment
Do you want to read our blog how skill based recruitment can lead to better diversity in a workplace? There is research and studies that prove that diversity increases if you use skill based recruitment.