Why you should be looking for agents with strong ‘soft skills’
02/13/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff
If you aren't prioritizing soft skills or are unfamiliar with the term, you might be missing out on agents that can benefit your brokerage and boost your earnings.
Math and reading are cognitive skills—things that are traditionally recognized as being tied to success and measured on standardized tests. Perseverance, conscientiousness, self-control, social skills, and leadership ability are all soft skills.
According to a new study from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, there's increasing demand for soft skills in today's labor market. The study also found that workers without soft skills struggle more to complete degrees and succeed in the labor market compared to those with strong soft skills.
Prioritizing and interviewing for soft skills such as communication, teamwork, punctuality, and critical thinking can help you find the agents that will benefit your brokerage the most in today's market.
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