The Vital Importance of Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of those things that becomes very important when someone on a team, or a leader, does not possess it. Back then, I was early enough in my program that I switched majors to Employee Relations, which consisted of everything from employment law, a recruiting course, training and development, compensation and benefits, and analysis, and I was intrigued by everything I was learning, and I was much happier.

Emotional Intelligence: Applications, Opportunities, and Criticism

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Employee training often focuses on teaching specific, objective skills and knowledge, such as how to operate a piece of machinery, how to perform the monthly check-out, and the key compliance requirements impacting a particular industry. For this reason, emotional intelligence (EI) has been viewed as a way to measure the admittedly objective soft skills organizations seek out in employees. Here are some of the more common criticisms of EI : Not a true form of intelligence.


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Why Emotional Intelligence is a Critical Skill for Your Future Workforce

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For those of us in the Human Resources field, we’ve heard about the term Emotional Intelligence (EI) back in the mid-90’s when Dan Goleman wrote the eponymous book. Fast forward almost 25 years and many people may think the topic of Emotional Intelligence has faded away. Artificial intelligence and automation are expanding to manage more mental and physical tasks historically managed by people. Building a business case for emotional intelligence training.

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters


Those qualities that make us uniquely human—our emotional intelligence, or how we relate to and collaborate with others—makes a difference. Faced with the need to develop emotional intelligence, many people become overwhelmed, claim it’s impossible, and find themselves unable or unwilling to adapt. You must develop and integrate emotional intelligence to your advantage. Perhaps you could go to training.

Wise Up to Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

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Since the loss, I’ve seen a lot of friends urging one another to keep in mind the silent emotional struggles of those around us. I have personally had a few bosses who would come into work like an emotional tornado. Some workplace management experts contend that having high levels of EI (Emotional Intelligence) is actually more important in leadership than having a high IQ. Leaders with high levels of emotional intelligence are more often successful in their roles.

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters


Those qualities that make us uniquely human—our emotional intelligence, or how we relate to and collaborate with others—makes a difference. Faced with the need to develop emotional intelligence, many people become overwhelmed, claim it’s impossible, and find themselves unable or unwilling to adapt. You must develop and integrate emotional intelligence to your advantage. Perhaps you could go to training.

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Are EQ and Emotional Intelligence The Best Predictors of Success?


Soft skills – emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills like communication and empathy – are among the most in-demand qualifications a candidate can bring to the table. Soft skills – the more intuitive EQ – are seen as a better predictor of success than hard skills, which can be taught or trained. The link between profit and leaders with high emotional intelligence is clear. How to Hire for Hard Skills and Emotional Intelligence.

Are You a Robotic Leader? Five Questions to Gauge Your Level of Emotional Intelligence


Emotional intelligence—how we relate to and collaborate with others—distinguishes us as humans. “As How emotionally intelligent are you? Faced with the need to develop emotional intelligence (now!), If you’re a supervisor, manager, director, or executive, you know you need to focus on emotional intelligence in order to remain competitive and positioned for the future. Lead an emotional intelligence book club discussion with your team.

Mindfulness at Work: Developing a Culture of Mindful Leadership and Empathy

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Can your message be organized to not disturb the mind and emotions of the recipient? Since negative messages can distract an individual’s train of thought and cause a loss of productivity, can it be reworded to improve its tone?

How to tell if someone can do a job they’ve never done

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Blog Posts Featured News a-players emotional intelligence hiring learning learning and development new skills people skills Recruiting soft skills Sourcing Talent trainingThis article was co-authored with Abhijit Bhaduri. There are many good reasons for predicting human performance at work.

EQ: The Two Little Letters That Could Change Your Hiring Process


Travis Bradberry, the award-winning coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , believes that there is a major oversight happening on the part of many recruiters. Emotional intelligence, according to Bradberry, is the single greatest indicator of professional success. MightyRecruiter talked to Bradberry,, the award-winning coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , LinkedIn Influencer, and regular contributor to publications like Forbes, Inc.,

Managing Work Stress in a Changing World

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He has been my emotional intelligence mentor and a great friend for years. I encourage you to learn more about emotional intelligence and tools to better manage the stress and anxiety. We’re offering different online training programs on our Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence training website. We’ve also partnered with Dynamic Experiential Learning (DeXL) and launched a new online 6-week emotional intelligence training program.

Training for EI Can Make Your Workers Happier

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Emotional intelligence (EI) addresses specific components of one’s self, including self-awareness, personal reflection, and the development of human interaction. Emotionally intelligent professionals can choose their battles wisely and are able to command respect without having to overtly demand it. It’s not about changing people but helping them to learn to manage their emotions and their relationships to become happier and more effective at work,” Maddocks adds.

You Think You Have High EQ? Sure You Do!

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Over the past decade, there has been a meteoric rise in the use of the concept “emotional intelligence” or “EQ” in the workplace, which has led to a wave of unintended narcissism. Just like IQ (Intelligence Quotient), everyone wants to have high-levels of EQ.

3 Steps: How to Create a Culture of Change That Motivates and Inspires

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For example, did you know that 40 percent of employees who receive poor training and limited opportunities for development will leave their jobs within five years? Step 3: Lead with Emotional Intelligence. Change is hard, because it’s first an emotional experience. An emotionally intelligent leader is all it takes to role model constructive change and motivate teams to spread a culture of efficiency and emotional agility.

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5 L&D and Training Programs the Successful Modern Workplace Has

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Organizations must invest in the right high-quality learning and development (L&D) and training programs to remain competitive and innovative in 2019 and beyond, especially as research continually demonstrates that high-quality L&D and training programs lead to higher employee retention rates, highly engaged and productive employees, and a much higher bottom line. Employers should train their employees how to securely access platforms, devices, networks, apps, files, etc.—especially

Musings From the 2018 California Staffing Professionals Conference


The theme of the 2018 conference was artificial intelligence (AI). In addition to the main theme of artificial intelligence as the focal point of the event, the conference offered training on the use of soft skills, salesmanship, negotiation strategies, the power of persuasion and the use of emotional intelligence, along with timely updates on legal issues impacting the staffing industry in California. What we learned at the 2018 CSP Conference.

Soft Skills Training: What Is It & Why Does Your Team Need It?

When it comes to customer service training, the majority of businesses place a strong emphasis on developing so-called “hard skills”. In fact, soft skills training can be especially important in customer service positions, as these are the skills that will help staff in their daily interactions with customers. What Is Soft Skills Training? Essentially, soft skills training is a form of training which helps to develop a person’s emotional intelligence quotient.

Staffing News of the Day, June 28, 2013

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The Training Associates of Mass. Nine questions that will help you evaluate your own emotional intelligence [LinkedIn]. Senate finally passes immigration bill on a 68-32 vote, though it is not expected to survive the Republican-led house [Huffington Post]. A full-service staffing company could be the perfect place to seek help navigating the unknown waters of Obamacare [TIME].

Staffing News of the Day, June 27, 2013

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According to survey by OfficeTeam, workers rank on-site workshops led by an instructor as the most valuable type of training [PR Newswire]. Strategic Leadership Resources advises business leaders on how to increase their emotional intelligence, or “EI” [Digital Journal]. News Affirmative Action Allegis Group Business 2 Community Business Week co-employment Digital Journal emotional intelligence Fisher v.

Training for superjobs: How can you help people be ready?


Now we’d like to address a question that asked: How do you see training evolve when trying to prepare employees currently in traditional jobs to be ready for superjobs? teaming, critical thinking, emotional intelligence). Training for superjobs means nurturing capabilities unique to us as humans. Starting to train for superjobs means rethinking work itself. The post Training for superjobs: How can you help people be ready?

5 Skills Every Employee Should Have or Acquire Ahead of 2020

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Emotional Intelligence Skills. According to a Career Builder survey , 71% of employers said they valued candidates’ emotional intelligence (EI) skills over their IQ. This is because emotionally intelligent employees foster better communications inside the workplace, know how to mitigate stress and avoid heated disagreements, build better relationships with one another and with customers, and more.

Have You Taken These 6 Steps to Create a More Diverse Workforce?

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Focus on Soft Skills Training. In the coming years, most L&D departments will invest heavily in more soft skills training programs, including programs in communication skills and in emotional intelligence. Investing in such training programs will help you grow a more diverse and collaborative workforce and workplace. Offer Diversity and Unconscious Bias Training.

The Top Skills Organizations Will Be Looking for in 2021

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Amid all of this transition and uncertainty, managers and training departments should be thinking about what skills and competencies are most essential for the year ahead. So many employees need to be trained separately to make them effective remote collaborators,” he says.

Building and Endorsing a People-Centric Workplace

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In addition, offer extensive customer service training to all employees, as this skill is invaluable to positive workplace communications and relationships. Provide Servant Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Training. People-centric workplaces have leaders who demonstrate servant leadership skills and employees who are emotionally intelligent, even if they aren’t aware of it.

6 Things to Look for in Résumés When Considering Job Candidates

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According to information published by the World Economic Forum, the following soft skills will be extremely important in 2019 and beyond: communications skills and people management skills, emotional intelligence skills, negotiation skills, innovative thinking and cognitive flexibility, and customer service skills, among others. Screening, Assessment, Interviewing Candidate Attraction candidates LinkedIn Soft Skills Training TalentCon Video Content World Economic Forum

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These types of skills include communication, adaptability and emotional intelligence. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report , emotional intelligence is one of the top 10 most wanted job skills. What’s more, another study shows that employees who receive soft skills training are 12% more productive than those who don’t.

Real Listening in a Virtual World

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Interviews, meetings, training, and onboarding continue, even if much of the practice has moved online. Leadership in our new normal relies on emotional intelligence more than ever, and skillful listening is a critical part of the toolkit.

The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

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Last year, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and analytical reasoning led LinkedIn’s global list of the most in-demand hard skills. 5 is a newcomer, emotional intelligence, a skill important in just about every role. In looking for soft skills, companies are focusing on candidates with emotional intelligence. New to the list this year, emotional intelligence has different meanings to different people.

Why XR Is the Ideal Tool for Reskilling and New Skilling Your Employees

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Many are turning to extended reality (XR) solutions: technologies that use computer graphics and wearables to create altered realities for training purposes. Talespin is one such company: This spatial computing company offers XR-based workforce training programs.

What Senior Execs Can Do to Attract a Better-Quality Workforce

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Train and Lead through Soft Skills. Emotional intelligence. The report says that with the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), these skills are the stand-out skills for all talent. Promote Emotionally Intelligent Leaders. Stop promoting the person who is technically excellent, and start paying attention to demonstrated levels of emotional intelligence (EQ) in combination with technical nous.

Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, October 17-23, 2020

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About three in five organizations (59%) believe their leaders have the competencies and emotional intelligence to successfully drive business goals over the next one to two years, according to Brandon Hall Group’s latest Impact of Leadership Development Study. Brandon Hall Group Featured in Training magazine.

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Mental Health at Work: Lean Into It

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Similarly, you may want to ensure managers are trained to listen first and advise second. Educate managers on emotional intelligence. Managers are on the front lines and their ability to understand the importance of emotions at work rather than avoid them are crucial. Emotional intelligence is quickly becoming one of the most desirable traits in a manager because it strengthens business and employee performance.

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The Modern HR Ecosystem—Disruption and Opportunity

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There’s a new approach to an old HR problem: artificial intelligence (AI). Tools and applications with intelligent analysis capabilities are already playing a big role in helping HR teams sift through swaths of data related to employee engagement, performance, and development. Of course, the emotional impact of significant disruption is always present. This will prepare, develop, and train the workforce for a structural shift in jobs.

How Hiring Managers Can Predict Candidate Success


Rangel decided to take a chance and train the candidate on the job. By measuring it, employers can help promote positive emotions to improve employee wellbeing. Being able to understand and decipher candidates’ emotions during the hiring process is a valuable tool to employers. Although emotion recognition technology is still in its nascent phase, it is already promising great advancements in recruitment. Gone are the days of hiring on gut instinct.

How Covid-19 and the Rise of Remote Work is Affecting the Hunt For New Talent


Training. Companies can do this by offering training to help people learn the tools and practices required to work successfully from home. Soft skills, including emotional intelligence and communication, are more valuable than ever.

What Causes Negative Morale?

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Not enough employee development or training. It can seem daunting to address low morale, given the many possible issues, but fortunately, there are many actions managers can take, such as: Provide manager’s with training on recognizing and combating low morale. Provide training to improve problem behaviors from the list above. Consider providing both employees and managers with training on emotional intelligence.

To Be Truly Diverse, Companies Must Remove Unconscious Bias

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Benchmarks should include behaviors, motivators, competencies, and the emotional intelligence the job requires. Once an employee is hired, organizations must provide development opportunities for the individual that include coaching and leadership training based on assessment data.

Getting Started with a Competency-Based Skills Audit


These ten skills are data literacy, critical thinking, ‘tech savviness’, adaptability, creativity, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and diversity, leadership skills, judgment and complex decision making and collaboration. Analyze your data for a clearer understanding of the training and development required to address specific skills gaps or how to utilize the available skills of your talent more effectively.

How to Develop Leaders in Real-Time

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She’s sent him to EQ (emotional intelligence) training and has asked him to read a few books; but his employees continue to report a punitive and fear-based culture within the group. No sophisticated training programs?