Due to a tight talent market, there’s been a marked shift from hiring based on long, strict criteria which seriously limit your talent pool. Instead, businesses can benefit from hiring based on a combination of a candidate's attitude alongside a smaller list of the fundamental skills needed for the role. This really does widen your prospective talent pool significantly.
Attitude can often be more important than skills. You can teach skills, but of course, if hiring this way, businesses must be prepared to invest time in upskilling new starters. As soon as you can cater for candidates who don’t fit every single requirement, you are massively increasing your chances of hiring successfully.