Social Skills for Successful Career Development
- Iosif Fagoulis
- Niki Phillips
Rapid economic, social and technological changes have turned social skills into an absolute necessity for human resources and the achievement of a successful career. Organizations during employee selection, evaluation or development processes aim mainly in detecting and advancing such skills.
The current paper presents the views of employees working in banking and telecommunications companies in Greece regarding the necessary social skills for achieving a successful career success and professional development. Their views were examined through a small scale empirical research conducted amongst staff and managers of various corporations.
In the conclusion one will find a discussion of the relevant research findings which showed that a high percentage of the research subjects believe that Communication, Leadership, Flexibility and Adaptability skills, are very important for the successful completion of every day professional tasks.
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