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How to tell if job candidates have what it takes - especially "soft skills" - to work with older adults by Marilynn Larkin, MA

The evolution of the wellness profession extends to the skills organizations are looking for in new hires. Loosely defined by our interviewees as "people skills" or "communication skills," soft skills must go beyond the ability to relate well to older adults. Today, these skills need to extend to working with colleagues and senior management - and they apply to people who apply for "wellness" positions and, in organizations that embrace a wellness culture, to any candidate, regardless of title or level.

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