They are both important. A good worker with good skills but with a bad character like stealing is redundant. A worker with a good character who lacks adequate skills is also redundant.
So in hiring you need to look for the candidate that’s best suited for the role.
You can do this well with a job description and person specification, along with some basic assessments to test for competence to do the job, and perhaps personality profiling or behaviour competency questions to assess character.
Company and job fit is key when looking for the talent for your organisation. Both character and skill is important and so you have to look out for both.
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