You better be because most organizations have learned Emotional Intelligence is the key to identifying which candidates will be successful employees – much more than hiring for knowledge, technical or clinical expertise.
Showcasing your Emotional Intelligence will give you a huge competitive edge
There’s nothing new about the concept of emotional intelligence. The term became a part of the standard business lexicon in 1995 when author and psychologist, Daniel Goleman, analyzed jobs and found that 67 percent of the 181 competencies that distinguish the best performers at work are emotional competencies. In fact, when compared to Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and expertise, EI mattered twice as much! This explains why the interview process is longer and more complex.
Companies are using:
- EQi based assessments as part of the screening process
- Internal recruiters often ask a few EQi questions to decide which candidates are passed on to the hiring manager
- Many companies are training their leaders how to assess EQi by asking interview questions such as the following.
These questions have been carefully researched and validated at identifying the most relevant EQi attributes are critical to the specific position.