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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, 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.

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