Assessing EI in Recruitment


Organisations are integrating Emotional Intelligence into Recruitment when selecting and hiring new employees, through to development and talent management initiatives in human resources, through to transitioning people into other positions.

The Genos emotional intelligence recruitment survey is the best measure of how often a candidate demonstrates emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Assessing the Emotional Quotient (EQ) in Recruitment

Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills that help us better perceive, understand and manage emotions in ourselves and in others. Collectively they help us make intelligent responses to, and use of, emotions. These skills are as important as your intellect in determining success at work and in life.

Our emotion influence our decisions, behaviour and performance. Published psychometric studies have shown that scores on the Genos assessment meaningfully correlate with several important workplace variables. The higher people score on the Genos assessment, the higher they tend to also score on measures of:

  • Workplace performance
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Sales
  • Customer service
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork effectiveness
  • Employee Engagement

Measurable EI Competences

At Core Purpose Ltd. we utilise the Genos model, shown above, which comprises a set of seven emotionally intelligent competencies.

Competencies represent skills and behaviours, based on underlying abilities and experiences, that are measurable and observable.

The Genos model captures the workplace skills and behaviours that manifest from emotional intelligence abilities.

The white, right side of the model shows the productive states that are typically attained by a person who demonstrates the corresponding behaviours frequently, whereas those on the left side of the model show the unproductive states that may be observed in a person who demonstrates the corresponding behaviours less frequently.

How to integrate emotional intelligence into recruitment?

How to integrate emotional intelligence into recruitment?

  • In the initial screening, they use an EI psychometric assessment to help identify candidates with high EI.
  • Then to assess the short list, candidates are interviewed or complete role-play based simulations.
  • Successful candidates are then on-boarded with an emotional intelligence self-assessment to introduce them to expected behaviours.
  • Followed by confirmation to ensure the employees are demonstrating EI sufficiently in the business using a 180° or 360° assessment.
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Assessment Key Features

  • Extensively researched and validated model and measure
  • Results are presented in an engaging and readily accessible format with recommended interview questions and evaluation guides.
  • The simple and secure administration platform makes it easy to set up survey groups, monitor survey progress and download finished reports.
  • The survey is timed, providing candidates with 30 minutes to complete.

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