American employers in both the private and public sectors are coming to understand the importance of recruiting and hiring those college graduates who work effectively with people. For example, the Department of Natural Resources for the State of Wisconsin has adopted a new operating philosophy in its hiring practices that includes an emphasis on recruiting ''people who work effectively as members of a team," who have "communications as well as technical skills" and who understand that "effective resource management means working with people as well as with the physical resource. " (Besandy, 1986).



interpersonal skills, communication skills

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