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High Emotional Intelligence: The Need of the Hour

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to remain aware, hold control and express emotions to handle interpersonal relationships gently. To take the lead, having a cohesive work culture is the need of the hour for a strong business.

In this article at Inc.com, Denese Skinner explains that a conceptualized hiring strategy can lead to hiring best-fit employees. However, making a good hiring decision starts by creating a highly detailed and specific job description designed to flesh out the best candidate.

Hire Hard, Manage Easy

Emotional intelligence plays a vital role in business, which is something most recruiters seem to be ignoring completely. An emotionally sound employee must possess skills of self-awareness, self-regulation, social aids, empathy, and motivation. Here is how to incorporate these principles in your hunt for the right candidate:

  1. Self-Awareness: Ask the candidates to share a situation when their weaknesses had a negative impact on their work or team’s performance and how they managed to overcome such situations.
  2. Self-Regulation: Narrate a situation when your frustration overpowered you in a professional set up and you were able to redirect these feelings in a positive manner.
  3. Social Skills: Let the candidates describe a situation with the team where they managed to control conflict within a bunch of people to help them move forward.
  4. Empathy: Ask them to share an actual situation that occurred at work front that showcases their ability to consider other people’s feelings in their decision-making.
  5. Motivation: Let them share a work situation where they had to put a lot of effort into an essential project that went unnoticed by others. This will keep them motivated and enthusiastic about the work they do.

Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.inc.com/amarillo/emotionally-intelligent-employees.html?cid=readmoretext3

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