The concept of “hire for attitude, train for skill” might require a closer look. Certainly giving special attention to attitude seems reasonable, but you might want to think twice before you discount skills.
SkillsDetermining Position Requirements
At the very least, you should consider the minimum skills required for the job. What if it’s an entry-level job? Even many entry-level jobs have minimum skills requirements.
In order to determine minimum skill requirements, you may need to check with the hiring manager. Ask him or her to identify must-have skills, as opposed to those nice to have.