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Emotional Intelligence (EI) affects the way we think, feel and act. The influence of our EI has over our priorities, choices and willingness to learn is significant with some experts claiming that our EI could be responsible for as much as 80% of our success.
Research demonstrates that people with a high EI tend to communicate better, are better equipped at perceiving, using and understanding their own emotions as well as those of others, are generally more agreeable and open and are less likely to engage in risky behaviours such as smoking, drinking, drug abuse and violence.
As an employer, there are clear benefits to understanding your future employee’s EI. It can be the difference between a successful or a risky hire – the latter having the potential for dire consequences. Many of our clients use our globally renowned Emotional Intelligence testing as part of the assessment stage for their final shortlisted candidates as well as for existing leaders. It can help you assess how the candidate is likely to handle the job – their interactions with others and their decision-making abilities – and can be key to a successful hire or promotion.