The case for emotional intelligence is clear. Successful organisations all over the world are now incorporating EI into the development of their people and their leaders. There’s also a wide variety of research and articles on the importance of hiring FOR emotional intelligence. But in all those blogs and pieces of content, authors don’t talk about HOW to hire for EI.
According to Harvard Business Review, “One of the reasons we see far too little emotional intelligence in the workplace is that we don’t hire for it. We hire for pedigree. We look for where someone went to school, high grades and test scores, technical skills, and certifications, not whether they build great teams or get along with others. And how smart we think someone is matters a lot, so we hire for intellect.” The World Economic Forum lists emotional intelligence as the 6th most important job skill required for success at work by 2020.
Organisations that are focused on emotional intelligence in their talent management strategies are taking the right steps to ensuring healthy and happy workplaces and teams. Measuring emotional intelligence should be added to talent management and hiring processes, not to replace other strategies but to strengthen an existing process.
Measuring emotional intelligence should be added to talent management and hiring processes, not to replace other strategies but to strengthen an existing process. Yes, you still need a comprehensive hiring plan, but what’s now clear to business leaders everywhere is that EI skills and behaviours are as important as your intellect, experience and background in determining success at work and in life.
Published psychometric studies have shown that scores on our Genos Selection Assessment meaningfully correlate with a number of important workplace variables. The higher people score on the Genos assessment, the higher they tend to also score on measures of:
Sales and customer service
Team work effectiveness
Here’s how it works:
The Genos Emotional Intelligence Selection Report is the best measure of how often a candidate demonstrates emotional intelligence in the workplace. The report allows hiring managers to utilise EI measures as an additional means to avoiding bad hires. The Genos Selection model comprises a set of seven emotionally intelligent competencies. These competencies represent skills and behaviours, based on underlying abilities and experiences, that are measurable and observable. The Genos model captures the workplace skills and behaviours that manifest from emotional intelligence abilities.
The information presented in this report should be combined and weighted with other sources of information to determine the candidate’s suitability or lack thereof for employment. Emotional intelligence is one of many factors related to success in the workplace. If you’d like to learn more about this innovative new emotional intelligence selection tool, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 82 685 8896 for more information.
Game changing for hiring, life changing for your new hires.