EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK
95% of HR managers and 99% of workers feel it’s important for employees to have a high EQ, or strong level of emotional intelligence.
More than 1 in 5 employees said EQ is more valuable at work than IQ. 65% think they’re equally important.
92% of workers think they have strong emotional intelligence.
74% believe their bosses do.
3 in 10 HR managers feel most employers put too little emphasis on emotional intelligence when hiring.
What companies use to gauge job applicants’ EQ:
|70% Reference checks|
|55% Behavioral-based interview questions|
|32% Personality/psychometric tests|
|15% Don’t gauge candidates’ EI|
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The greatest benefit of having employees with high emotional intelligence, according to HR managers:
|43% Increased motivation/morale|
|21% Improved leadership|
|19% Better collaboration|
|16% Effective conflict resolution|
40% of HR managers said soft skills are more difficult to teach workers than technical abilities.
61% of employees have let emotions get the better of them in the office.
When a colleague doesn’t control his or her emotions, 86% of workers said it affects their perception of that person’s level of professionalism.
Source: OfficeTeam survey of 607 HR managers and 809 workers in the United States and Canada
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