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Hiring for Emotional Intelligence is the Way of the Future.

“The cost of a bad hire…The impact of a bad employee on a team morale …People don’t leave jobs, they leave bad bosses.” All terms feared in the workplace. There are thousands of articles published on this research and millions of dollars invested in an industry of applications, platforms, and assessments designed to help companies avoid that bad hire. Why? Because hiring the right people really matters.

The missing link? Hiring for emotional intelligence. The most successful hiring managers and organisations know that to make a GREAT hire takes much more than looking at resumes, experience, and even a solid interview process. It’s understanding the organisation, the people, and the type of people needed for success.

According to a CareerBuilder survey, “nearly three-quarters (71%) of hiring managers said they valued an employee’s EQ over their IQ. A further three-quarters (75%) said they would be more likely to promote an employee with high emotional intelligence. More than half (59%) said they wouldn’t hire a candidate with a high IQ and low EQ.”

Here are some of the reasons you should focus not just on ‘book smarts,’ but on a person’s level of emotional intelligence:

  1. They’re problem solvers, they don’t dwell on issues. According to Fast Company, “when faced with a problem, people with high EI want to solve it as soon as possible.”
  2. Did you know 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions? How an individual reacts in high stress environments can significantly impact the team and results. Those with higher EI understand when they need to take a step back and are less likely to blow up in a tough situation.
  3. People with higher EI are generally happier at work and more likely to empathize with and understand others.
  4. These people are more self-aware – willing to admit, address and work to avoiding future mistakes.
  5. They’re more resilient. Developing one’s emotional intelligence is a key contributing factor to becoming more resilient in work and life. When a person is emotionally resilient, they’re more likely to be able to maintain their productivity and performance in challenging times.
    Plus much much more! Genos International

About Marcus

Marcus is a leading South African and African Speaker, Teacher, Assessor, and Writer in applied emotional intelligence for leadership, sales, and workplace human development. Marcus is a certified emotional intelligence practitioner with Genos International. Marcus has a platform of ideas, training and human assessments dedicated to the advancement of emotional intelligence in people for people excellence. Marcus speaks to organizations with a wealth of experience in human development and getting ahead in a competitive environment with their greatest assets – their PEOPLE! 

For more information on workshops, conferences and human assessments kindly call +27 82 685 8896 or email marcus@marcusvanwyk.com  

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