Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills that help us better perceive, understand and manage emotions in ourselves and in others.

These skills are just as important as intellect (IQ) in determining success at work and in life. Emotions influence, both productively and unproductively, our decisions, behaviour and performance.

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.

When we understand our own emotions and the emotions of others, our relationships grow, we become more resilient, and able to handle stress more effectively. Far too many employees lack basic self- awareness and social skills and too often, people aren’t aware of how their moods and emotions are impacting others in the workplace.

Harvard Business Review states:

One of the reasons we see far too little emotional intelligence in the workplace is that we don’t hire for it.

We look for where someone went to school, high grades and test scores, technical skills, and certifications. We hire for pedigree and for intellect.

Research shows that EI positively correlate with levels of resilience and negatively correlate with levels of occupational stress. In other words, people with high EI feel less stressed.

Emotional intelligence is one of the most important skills required for success at work.

Emotionally intelligent people tend to also be more successful in:

  • Workplace performance
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Sales and customer service
  • Resilience
  • Team work effectiveness
  • Employee Engagement

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 workplace skills and behaviours, based on underlying abilities and experiences that are measurable and observable.

What does Genos EI Selection Report include?

  • A high level overview of the candidate’s total EI score along with a deeper dive into each behaviour and its results.
  • Interview questions and an interview evaluation guide that you to dig deeper into the EI of the individual.
  • Summary section to help combine assessment and interview results allowing you to present recommendations about hiring decision.

Fast forward | Genos bookletYou can download a sample Genos EI Selection Report here.

Emotional intelligence is one of many factors related to success in the workplace. 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.

If you’d like to learn more about this innovative new emotional intelligence selection tool, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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