Emotional intelligence in the workplace:

There are three significant trends pertaining to the United States workforce which merit consideration:

  • There is a growing shortage of qualified workers.
  • The workforce is increasingly mobile and less loyal.
  • Human Capital is fast becoming the most valuable asset for top performing companies.

A significant concern for organizations is identifying, finding, attracting and retaining the very best talent.  Thriving in today’s business environment goes way beyond skills talent and intelligence. Companies can offer salaries, benefits, and perks, but if their employees don’t feel valued or recognized for their efforts, the financial investments may be undermined by those who will continue to seek opportunities to be valued above and beyond the compensation system.

Building and sustaining an emotionally intelligent workforce will be THE decisive differentiator for successful organizations in the new millennium. Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to understand and integrate their environment and adapt to adversity.  Studies have shown that people with high EI have greater mental health, exemplary job performance, and more potent leadership skills.

We are constantly faced with adversity in our workday, thus our ability to adapt, learn, share and motivate is a constant we bring to each and every work opportunity.   Emotional intelligence is a gauge of one’s ability to deal with change and adversity. By understanding a candidate’s emotional quotient, we can predict with a great deal of accuracy how they will respond to the particular rigors of a job.   There are Five components we measure in Emotional intelligence:

Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social skill

Make sure you understand someone’s emotional quotient the next time you promote someone into a substantial role, or select a senior executive to facilitate change or growth.

The greater responsibility an employee has, the more expensive personnel mistakes become.  Do your homework and take nothing to chance, assess emotional intelligence before you make major personnel decisions.  The company follows the direction a leader chooses…

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