We’ve all seen job adverts with role descriptions that say “must have good listening skills” or “must have good presentation skills” or “must have good negotiating skills” but what does ‘good’ mean? Does it mean ‘not bad’? Top quartile? Better than average? How do you determine that? 

The underlying subtext is never explicit but always shadowing those three words “Good (Listening) Skills”, is it that these skills must be ‘good’ in context of the requirements for the role and situation?

 Traditional recruitment methodology looks at hard-skills and culture-fit to assess a potential hire but soft-skills essential in business like “Listening”, etc., are usually left to perception, intuition and personal judgement of the recruiter and hiring manager. 

There are different types of Listening and they are all important and necessary, depending on what the role needs. 

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