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English definition of “people skills”

people skills

noun [plural]
HR the ability to deal with people in a friendly and effective way that achieves good results: The successful candidate will need excellent people skills as well as the relevant qualifications. Staff complained about their manager's lack of people skills.
(Definition of people skills from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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