Kris Dunn has a great blog postover at The HR Capitalist entitled “When in Doubt: Hire the Best Writing Skills…”.
In his post, Kris states that a person’s ability to write well is strongly correlated with their ability to communicate verbally. Kris goes on to write that with the large volume of email communication that occurs in Corporate America, strong writing skills have never been more important.
And Kris clarifies what he means by writing skills:
“When I say hire someone with writing skills, I’m not talking about someone who can write term papers, because let’s face it, no one reads those. I’m talking about the ability to write down some thoughts in an engaging, personable, influencing manner. You know it when you see it.”
I definitely concur…
Over the years I have noticed an extremely strong correlation between the ability to write well and overall job success. The people who write well tend to speak well, and in turn, tend to do their jobs well.
Like everything else in life – there are exceptions to the rule.
But bottom line – the connection is definitely there.