Hiring for Adaptability: A Major IT Challenge

August 20, 2016 Joanne Flynn


Did you know that 69% of hiring managers say Adaptability is the most important soft skill they screen for?  To stay competitive today, your company needs to be able to adapt to a changing economy and business needs. This means you also need to hire employees who are able to adapt, as well.

So what does this mean for IT hiring? Adaptability is one of the most difficult challenges in the IT hiring process. Why? Because when you consider how positions in IT are evolving today, the role of IT employees increasingly requires the Adaptability soft skill. Adaptability is now required for multiple facets of the evolving IT position benchmark:

  • Adaptability with evolving and new technologies / applications
  • Adaptability when moving up the management and leadership ladder
  • Adaptability when dealing with peers or matrixed colleagues
  • Adaptability when dealing with contractors
  • Adaptability when interacting with internal users
  • Adaptability when dealing with vendors
  • Adaptability when working with outsourced functions

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