Can Using Emotional Intelligence Help You Choose a Better Employee?

Can Using Emotional Intelligence Help You Choose a Better Employee?

Over the past fifteen years it has become clear to us that employers often struggle to choose the best hire. The right person/right fit is often more difficult to zero in on than the pure evaluation of hard skills. What can minimize those questionable hires?

Organizations that develop hiring and training protocols based on emotional intelligence (EI) give themselves a significant marketplace advantage.

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Emotional Intelligence: Understanding the Benefits of EQ-i

Emotional Intelligence: Understanding the Benefits of EQ-i

“We have come a long way in the research and we now know what can work in helping individuals to develop their EQ-i,” says MLEK senior partner, John Elliott, who has been administering and interpreting Emotional Quotient Inventories (EQ-i) for almost 15 years. He has seen the interest in EQ-i go from a curiosity to a very misunderstood tool used widely in the business world.

Emotional Intelligence is a vitally important resource to help individuals develop a keen sense of self-awareness and become more attuned into the world they experience daily. The problem arises when those same individuals look at Emotional Intelligence as way to determine flaws in character of self and others. In other words, there is a tendency to use Emotional Intelligence as a way to categorize a person’s capabilities to meet the interpersonal demands of their work.

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