United States of America

  • Iowa:

    (855) 556-6863
  • Corporate Headquarters:
    850 Stephenson Hwy
    Suite 612
    Troy, Michigan 48083
    (888) 451-2519
  • California Office:
    4701 Patrick Henry Drive
    Suite 6
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (888) 583-1930
  • New Jersey Office:
    197 State Route 18
    Suite 205 (North Tower)
    East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
    (732) 642-7164
  • Virgina Office:
    44081 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 100
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    (312) 533-1673
  • Texas Office:
    6136 Frisco Square Blvd.
    Suite 400
    Frisco, Texas 75034
    (214) 984-0636
  • Virginia Office:
    3900 Westerre Parkway
    Suite 300
    Richmond, Virginia 23233
    (804) 916-0905
  • Virginia Office:
    44081 Pipeline Plaza
    Suite 100
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    (703) 726-7592
  • Florida Office:
    2202 N. West Shore Blvd, Suite 200
    Tampa, Florida, 33607
    (855) 930-3562
  • Georgia Office:
    11340 Lakefield Drive, Suite 200 Duluth, GA 30097
    (770) 842-1655
  • North Carolina Office:
    3440 Toringdon Way
    Suite 205
    Charlotte 28277
    (855) 569-3537
  • New York Office:
    140 Broadway
    46th Floor
    New York, New York 10005
    (888) 993-3416
  • Michigan Office:
    250 Monroe NW,
    Suite 400
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    (855) 569-3537
  • Ohio Office:
    8044 Montgomery Road,
    Suite 700, Cincinnati,
    Ohio, 45236
    (855) 418-5867

*Secondary Locations in Davenport, IA; Columbus, OH; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh, NC.

India Offices

  • ICONMA Professional Services & Solutions Pvt. Ltd.:
    #301-305, 3rd Floor, Tower III, Fortune 9 Bldg.,
    Somajiguda, Raj Bhavan Road
    Hyderabad 500082, Telangana, India
    Tel: +91 40 23406002

  • Global Development Center:
    3rd Floor, 7-1-79, Survey No-77, Anand Capital Building, Greenlands, Hyderabad. Telangana, India 500016.
    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
  • Hyderabad Office:
    3rd Floor,
    7-1-79, Survey No-77,
    Anand Capital Building,
    Greenlands, Hyderabad.
    Telangana, India 500016.

    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
  • Noida Office:
    ARV Park, H-28, 3rd floor, Sector-63
    Uttar Pradesh
    India 201301
    (+91) 0120-4109559, 0120-4349559

Canada Office

  • Canada Office:
    7111 Syntex Drive
    3rd Floor
    Ontario Canada L5N 8C3
    (855) 775-1066

The Benefits of Hiring Candidates with Transferable Skills

Rebecca Serviss

Transferable skills are those abilities that can be applied in various settings and industries. Employing candidates with a variety of skill sets can prove highly advantageous for organizations. Candidates with these skills may have little experience in a particular field, but they possess qualities that can be valuable to their field.

For example, candidates with customer service experience can apply their communication and problem-solving skills to a sales position. Training and onboarding new employees can save the organization time and money.

When companies hire candidates with these skills, they get access to a pool of talent that can bring a fresh perspective to their company, enhance creativity, and provide new ideas and solutions. Additionally, candidates with unique work experiences can bring fresh perspectives and ideas to a company, leading to innovation and growth.

Faster Onboarding

One of the primary benefits of hiring candidates with transferrable skills is that it can help companies to fill positions quickly. With a pool of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, companies are more likely to find candidates who can hit the ground running and make an immediate impact

This can have a significant impact on the onboarding process. Since they already have a foundation of knowledge to be built upon, it can help them learn their new role and responsibilities faster. As a result, the onboarding process can be shortened, and they can start contributing to the company’s success sooner.

This, in turn, can help companies to save time and resources in training new hires. This can be especially beneficial for small businesses that may not have the resources to provide extensive training.

Promotes Diversity

Companies adapt to market and industry trends more quickly with employees with diverse skill sets. A diverse workforce can also lead to increased creativity and innovation and create a versatile workforce. When people from different backgrounds come together, they bring unique perspectives and ideas that can help drive the company forward. In addition, companies with diverse teams are more likely to understand and appeal to a broader range of customers and clients.

This can help companies to overcome skills gaps and adapt to changing market demands. It is important for companies to recognize the value of transferrable skills and to prioritize them alongside job-specific qualifications when hiring new talent. By doing so, they can create a more dynamic and resilient workforce better equipped to succeed in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape.

By stimulating an inclusive workplace culture, companies can also improve employee satisfaction and retention, as employees feel valued and respected for who they are. Ultimately, building a diverse team is not only the right thing to do, but it can also positively impact the bottom line. This can help companies to remain sharp and competitive in a rapidly evolving business environment.

Wrap Up

Hiring candidates with transferrable skills is a smart strategy for companies looking to build a talented and adaptable workforce. By bringing in individuals with diverse experiences and skills, companies can gain a competitive edge, increase efficiency, and drive innovation.

These employees can quickly adapt to new roles and responsibilities and bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the table. They also tend to be highly motivated and self-driven, as they are used to being proactive and taking initiative in their work. Furthermore, they can help bridge gaps between different departments or teams within the organization, as they can communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

Hiring employees with transferrable skills can lead to a more dynamic and successful organization, with a team that can tackle any challenge that comes their way.

November 14, 2023

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