This article examines differing opinions on skills-based hiring among Recruiting Thought Leaders and practitioners. Thought Leaders view skills-based hiring as an attempt to improve hiring by targeting the most suitable candidates completing their background work through access of data and technology. Many practitioners, however, believe that skills-based hiring creates congestion as they are working to fill new roles quickly. Practitioners are also prioritizing the qualities of collaboration, communication, problem solving and potential. Ultimately, both sides agree on improving the hiring process with targeted recruitment rather than relying solely on one approach.