Essay on the importance of good communication skills for employability
Friday, 06 January 2012 09:56

Communication is an important facet of life. Communication skills are essential in all spheres of life. Be it an interview or dealing with the project leader or working out a solution with a team or writing a report, getting across the point effectively is what matters.

 

The success of an endeavour hinges on the ability to communicate effectively in today's fast paced life, everyone is asked to do more with less. In such a scenario effective communication holds the key. Effectively communication centers round the usage of words, speed of delivery of words, pitch modulation and body language. Using the right tools to communicate the right messages at the right time can salvage a crisis and motivate people to work towards success. Truly said, communication works but for those who work at it. In the existing globalization scenario, most of the Information Technology, I.T Enabled Services, management institutes, public and private sector, multi-national Companies, Union Public Service Commission, and State Public Service Commission are in search for a right and suitable fresher for executive posts. Whatever be the recruiting criteria that I.T, ITES, industry giants had in their agenda, once this was clear, a first class degree would not serve the purpose, the candidate has to satisfy the skill sets that the companies are looking for.

People in organisations usually spend 75 percent of their daily time on communication through writing, reading, listening, speaking, inter-debate etc. Effective communication is an essential component for organisation success, whether it is in the interpersonal intra group organisation or external levels. A recent newspaper report said that of every hundred interviews, only five qualified for employability. It is not that they lacked in technical skills, but they lacked in communication skills. Communication skills are as important as technical qualifications for youngsters aiming at a bright career. Communications hold the key. Poor communication skills, low confidence levels and improper body language have bad results in the job race. The person recruited will have to deal with the global clients directly. The command over the language and accent neutralization also plays a vital role in the recruitment process.

Importance of Communication:
In the present day information revolution and formation of knowledge societies, centers etc, the importance of communication has increased manifold. The importance of communication management and in day to day life of people can be judge from the following points.

Communication Raises aspirations:

  • Project the future in the present.
  • Raise awareness. Meet information needs.
  • Motivates the people for a purpose.
  • Communication is for development of the individual organisation, society, nation, country.
  • Communications helps the administration in arriving quick decision and implementation.
  • Good communication is essential for proper planning and coordination.
  • A Manager's/ Executive's success is conditioned by his ability to understand the needs and requirements of both employees and customers.
  • Better communication helps better job performance.
  • Effective and timely communication promotes cordial relations and work culture among the employees for increasing production and creates healthy and happy environment within and outside the organisation.
  • 'Communication' is a key instrument to create relations, to strengthen relations between the two people or a group of    people.Without communication methods, there is no human relation and human relations rehire effective communication   methods, tools, positive words, skills etc.

Note: The article has been edited.

Reference: http://www.publishyourarticles.org/knowledge-hub/articles/communication-skills.html

By ,
C.Ramakanta Sarma
(the author is PR consultant and HRD trainer based in Tirupathi,Andhra Pradesh)