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15 Tips for Improving Emotional Intelligence in the Recruiting Process

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But specifically, the idea that emotional intelligence is an adaptable skill that can improve—or regress—based on an awareness of one’s emotions is fascinating to me. I recently listened to Emotional Intelligence 2.0 In fact, “self-awareness” is one of the four primary parts of emotional intelligence (EQ): Personal competence. In this blog, I’ll share fifteen golden nuggets I collected from Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Emotional Intelligence: The Most Overlooked Candidate Skill


But life is a roller coaster and humans are emotional creatures. The key is to understand your emotions and express them in a healthy way that is received well by others. They’re what is known as emotionally intelligent. Companies want to prevent employee conflicts and hiring emotionally intelligent people is one of the best ways to do so. But unlike skills and work experience, a person’s ability to manage their feelings is hard to screen for.


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Ask These 4 Interview Questions to Screen for Emotional Intelligence

Linkedin Talent Blog

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is defined as having a balance of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill. To find out, we surveyed recruiters for their best interview questions for sourcing emotionally intelligent hires. Emotionally intelligent people are self-aware of this fact and will own up to their mistakes, without stuttering, as a result. Emotionally intelligent candidates are also powerful storytellers.

Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen Candidates for Emotional Intelligence

Linkedin Talent Blog

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a hot topic right now. So hot that it caused a lot of controversy on ABC’s The Bachelor, where one contestant told another that she “lacked the emotional intelligence” to be with this season’s bachelor. However, most discussions about emotional intelligence are happening beyond such high quality TV (wink) in relation to job skills. And, emotional intelligence falls into that category.

4 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)—and Become a Better Recruiter

Linkedin Talent Blog

Emotional intelligence (EQ) —the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others—is predicted to be one of the most in-demand workplace skills by 2020. But, it’s not just something to look for in a new hire. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to let your emotions or ego get the better of you, especially if the negative feedback was delivered poorly.

How to Screen for Retention in a Recession

Glassdoor for Employers

So it's critical to think about retention as early as when you're interviewing new candidates. Here's what to look for on a candidate's application - and what to listen for in a screening interview: Source: Did the applicant apply through Glassdoor?

7 Pre-Screening Interview Tips For Entry-Level Seasonal Hiring


With more employers looking to hire temporary workers , it’s likely that recruiting for this kind of role will soon become an important part of your hiring strategy. Pre-screening interview questions act as the ultimate filter to turn a large candidate pool into a more manageable “puddle,” allowing you to weed out unqualified applicants and focus your time on reviewing top talent. Recruiting & Candidate Experience Interview TipsGuest Post by MightyRecruiter.

Behavioral Questions Help Screen Potential Employees

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a person’s emotional well-being. Determining who you hire for a job not only plays a part in forming your company’s culture , it can help ensure the safety of the workplace and other employees. Almost half of new employees fail within 18 months of hire. Most the time the reason is for poor attitude or low emotional intelligence. People with low emotional intelligence have a tendency to be easily offended.

Elements of Pre-Employment Screening That You Simply Cannot Afford to Get Wrong


It should not be a surprise that, when you are hiring, hiring remotely with no physical connection has also become the new way to hire people. What is pre-employment screening? This is the digital age.

Using Pre-Screen Surveys to Hire Qualified Home Health Workers


Given the demand for qualified home health workers and shortage of talent, it’s critical to follow a consistent hiring process to keep your home health agency fully staffed. One of the key steps in an effective hiring process is administering automated pre-screen surveys to weed out potential bad fits before you take the time to review all applicants. . Make Hiring Easier on Your Home Health Agency.

10 Sales Interview Questions + Evaluation Tips to Hire Sales Stars

The Hire Talent

An interview is an amazing opportunity for hiring managers to get a sense of who the candidate is, what they’re capable of, and whether their skills and attitudes align with the position. How Hard Is It to Hire and Retain Prodigy Salespeople?

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35+ Internship Interview Questions to Hire for Talent

The Hire Talent

They allow companies to recruit, train, hire and retain talent. Today, we will present you with 35+ internship interview questions to ask when you recruit interns for a company. How to Approach The Internship Interview and Acquisition Strategy.

Video Interviews and Live Interviews Comparison (with a fictitious case study)


One of these new protocols, inline with recruitment, is video interviews. Video interview technology will revolutionise your recruitment process. Whilst this is the latest recruitment craze, there’s great misconception about video interviews and live interviews.



The average full time corporate recruiter will participate in tasks associated with phone-screening and interviews on a daily basis. The tasks include; reviewing candidates and resumes, corresponding with candidates and scheduling and conducting interviews.

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15 Project Manager Interview Questions to Hire Talented Candidates

The Hire Talent

Hiring project managers is not an easy feat for any organization or recruiting agency. For this reason, you have to prepare your project manager interview questions mindfully. How to Prep Project Manager Interview Questions. Project Manager Behavioral Interview Questions.

How to Interview a Rock Star Recruiter

Contract Recruiter

Here at, we have over the years developed and refined a successful and repeatable process for screening and interviewing corporate-side, contract recruiters that has served us well. We are looking for an understanding of subject matter content (IT, Sales, Finance, etc), as well as general screening skills in regard to things like job gaps, career progression, job hopping, etc. What metrics did they address, such as time-to-fill and/or cost-per-hire?

Workout of the Week: Tone the Core of Your Hiring Process


Hiring managers and HR professionals should have the bandwidth to focus on qualified candidates. To reclaim this wasted time, talent and money, take advantage of integrated, automated HR workflows to streamline your hiring process. Interview. Interview Sessions.

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Does employment history matter when hiring developers?


By the end of this article, you will know: The relevance of employment history The various ways to verify employment history What things employment history doesn’t explain Criteria other than job history to rely on How to improve your approach to hiring. Live coding interview.

Introducing Video-Interview based AI-Talent-Assessment


In today’s technology dominated world, there’s a video for anything and everything- videos are powerful and that’s why they’re becoming increasingly popular and are used for; teaching, research, fun… and interviewing. Request-to-hire. Conduct 10 live interviews.

The Startup Hiring Guide: Hiring for rapid growth from 5 to 50


You need to be a hiring obsessive. In comparison hiring practices have remained in the dark ages. Your first five hires pretty much picked themselves but in getting from 5 to 50 you will need the best tools and analytics, and you will need to be systematic. Hire deliberately.

5 Ways AI Makes Hiring Easier


It’s another thing to know the best ways to harness it to improve sourcing and hiring success. AI isn’t just on the horizon — it’s part of some very forward-thinking recruiting and hiring programs already. And AI enables hiring teams to make and maintain radically better connections with talent, garner a far better sense of fit over a whole spectrum of criteria and frankly, be more human than we’ve been in a long time. Keeping the Hiring Process Going.

Top 10 Interview Questions from Recruiting Startups


’ from your interview repertoire, and try one of these, fresh from the mouths of the brightest new recruiting startups. Candidates are sick of stock questions and hiring managers are equally unenthused about cookie-cutter answers. We turned to some of our Recruiting Startups of the Year nominees to help you if you’re in an interview-question rut. One of my most beloved interview questions is, ‘what’s your favorite book and what are you reading now?’.

How to Interview a Candidate: Everything You Need to Know


As nerve-wracking as it can be for a potential candidate, a job interview can be just as stressful for the employer doing the interview. What follows is a guide for how to interview a candidate, including preparation tips, important questions, and other suggestions for clear communication and a successful interview process. The more preparation you, as an employer, do now, the better the results you will gain from the interview later. DevOps Interview Questions.

40+ Leadership Skills All Companies Want to Hire For [+ Lists]

The Hire Talent

Top Reasons to Nurture and Hire for Leadership Skills. ” Nevertheless, when people talk about “skills,” they also include personality traits; behaviors; soft abilities; general intelligence; emotional intelligence, and so on. What makes a good leader?

What do experts think about the remote work trends in 2020?


Here is Raveena’s take on remote work trends: Recruiters will have to adapt to use remote hiring tools to conduct online interviews and onboarding. Recruiters will have to adapt to use remote hiring tools to conduct online interviews and onboarding.

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How To Avoid One Of The Biggest Recruiting Mistakes


When screening candidates, prioritizing knowledge rather than years of experience can ensure that you find someone who has the skills to get the job done. To set new hires up for success, make culture fit a part of the conversation from the beginning. hiring tips

The 10 Real Reasons Your Recruitment Strategy is Failing

Social Talent

Recruiters need to make a concerted effort to work with hiring managers and ensure the job description is current, it has the appropriate language to attract relevant candidates and it motivates candidates to actually apply. Hiring Manager Relationship. We can tell that you’re shaking your head at this one as you remember a time when you had falling out with your hiring manager! Your Interview Process.

The Advantage of Hiring Growth-Minded Talent


This is the eighth in a series of ten posts on hiring candidates with characteristics linked to high performance. So far, we’ve covered the science of first impressions , hiring for personality versus character , how to hire committed candidates , how to find motivated candidates , how to hire collaborative individuals , how to hire passionate candidates , and finding candidates with the right skillset for your role. Screening for growth-mindedness.

3 Data Points to Help You Focus on Quality in Recruiting


For example, AI can transform rich datasets into a predictive hiring model that allows you to make more strategic and consistent hiring decisions while increasing your quality of hires. The effect of data on hiring quality is twofold: It provides recruiters with helpful screening and pre-interview insights, which allows them to have better talking points and a more efficient approach to discovering each candidate’s qualifications.

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4 Unconventional Interview Questions to Hire Original Thinkers

Linkedin Talent Blog

professor and best-selling author Adam Grant says in an interview with First Round Review. For years, Grant sifted through collected data and countless interviews to build profiles of those he calls “originals.” Question 3: Why shouldn’t I hire you? Similarly, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, former president of Gatorade and Equinox, once started her job application by listing the qualifications that she didn’t meet, followed by why she should be hired regardless.

7 Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2017


The world of hiring will not be immune to change. As the United States economy continues to grow and technology rapidly adapts and evolves, hiring will see a few marked shifts take place. Below, we have compiled seven of the biggest hiring trends to watch for in 2017, and what each trend means for you and your company’s screening and hiring policies. What will change is what companies do to prevent turnover, starting with the interview process.

9 Tips – How to Hire Great Cafe Staff and Keep Them

Whoz Who

Most cafes and coffee shops in Australia are small businesses hiring fewer than 20 staff. What is happening here, and what can hiring managers and small business owners in the cafe industry do to avoid the enormous costs associated with staff turnover? 9 Tips on how to Hire an Exceptional Cafe Team. If you are a small business owner or hiring manager with limited resources and time, here are some great tips for finding and keeping great cafe staff.

9 Unexpected Interview Questions That Reveal a Lot About Candidates

Linkedin Talent Blog

Whether you’re screening a candidate over the phone or sitting down with them for their in person interview, you know there are some questions that you will definitely ask - questions that you ask just about every candidate. If the candidate’s answer indicates they wouldn’t work well on the team they are being hired for or with their potential manager, that’s a clear signal that they aren’t right for the role. Skills are only part of the hiring equation.

15 Recruiting Tools to Speed up Your Hiring Process


Screening, sourcing, contacting and onboarding all those candidates can be a proper nightmare. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze and grade your job descriptions, giving suggestions to attract more applicants. Candidate screening. Hundred5 is a tool that lets you create pre-employment skills tests that applicants can take as the first part of the hiring process. Taking screening and pre-employment testing one step further, HR Avatar tests more than just skills.

Workable partners with Human machine learning provider to bring AI to recruiting


Companies are increasingly turning to technology to minimize unconscious bias in the recruiting and hiring process. Keen to support this within Workable, we’ve recently formed a partnership with Human , a video interviewing and machine learning provider. Through their analysis with artificial intelligence (AI), recruiting and hiring teams can better understand a candidate’s skills, characteristics and emotional intelligence free from human bias.

Top 12 recruiting software for hiring technical talent

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Hired. It offers predictive analytics to increase the efficiency of the hiring process. Talent acquisition and hiring managers can also get an overview of the candidates’ technical aptitude as Open Web focuses on portals such as GitHub and Stack Overflow. Developers can be evaluated, or inspired, using customized tests/challenges and interviewed via the automated platform. Hired. Hiring Automation Recruiter Tips Talent AssessmentIntroduction.

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Five Types of Pre-Employment Assessment Tests


Pre-employment assessment tests can assess a wide range of skills, and the type used depends on what type of hire the employer is looking for. For a variety of pre-employment assessment tests, Toggl Hire is an incredible resource. Hire Hiring Pre-Employment Tests

12 Interview Questions to Ask Every Sales Candidate

Linkedin Talent Blog

65% of hiring managers in sales agree that a lack of soft skills among candidates limits their company’s productivity. Of course, soft skills are notoriously difficult to screen for…and they’re also central to the act of selling. A great salesperson is emotionally intelligent, quick on their feet, and eager to improve. That’s why many turn to behavioral interview questions (those “Tell me about a time when…” type of questions). Interview Questions

3 Ways to Update Your Hiring Process for the Digital Age


However, in the world of HR, the question remains: how can we leverage new technological advances and incorporate them into our hiring practices? A powerful ATS can eliminate the time-consuming task of going through piles and piles of resumes, while (at the same time) enhancing the hiring experience for each applicant. For example: You are hiring for an Accounting Associate. Companies can include behavioral tests where emotional intelligence is tested.

What Warren Buffett Wants to Know Before He Hires You


Hiring right is easier said than done. Everyone has their two cents about sourcing, screening and hiring, but what ends up mattering are the tried and true methods. We’ve all made hiring mistakes. Whether we’re in a rush to get a position filled, or simply didn’t screen well, some bad hires have slipped through the cracks. Hiring practices are just another one of those processes that get refined over time and with knowledge. Intelligence.