Google focuses on soft skills when hiring

Geoff Riley

3rd January 2018

Soft skills such as a willingness to collaborate, curiousity and emotional intelligence may now trump a heavy reliance on STEM qualifications according to this article on Google's revised hiring criteria from the Washington Post.

"Project Aristotle shows that the best teams at Google exhibit a range of soft skills: equality, generosity, curiosity toward the ideas of your teammates, empathy, and emotional intelligence. And topping the list: emotional safety."

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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