3 Ways to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Think the best employee you can hire is the one with the most experience? Think again. In fact, research shows the best employees are those with emotional intelligence (EQ), which is the ability to recognise and regulate their feelings, work as a team and take criticism.

But how can you find candidates with high EQ? In our new eBook, How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence, we share strategies for identifying and closing the most emotionally intelligent candidates. Read on for a preview, and download the full eBook for more!

Know What You’re Looking For

There are a lot of different components to EQ — 12, to be exact. To hire someone with a high EQ, you must be able to identify these components and define which are most relevant to your organisation.

The 12 components are EQ are:

  • Emotional Self-awareness
  • Emotional Self-control
  • Adaptability
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Positive…



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