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How to Assess Emotional Intelligence During the Interview Process

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How to Assess Emotional Intelligence During the Interview Process
Among employees who fail to meet expectations during their first 18 months on the job, 23% fail due to low emotional intelligence. That's the second most prevalent reason new hires fail, following only a general lack of coachability.

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Questions to Assess the Emotional Intelligence of a Candidate

Is there a time you tried to do something and failed? Is there a time you received negative feedback from your boss. How did that make you feel? Is there a conflict at work that made you feel frustrated?
  • Emotionally intelligent people are good at understanding and managing their emotions. They are also empathetic and good at handling others' emotions 
Tell me about a hobby you like to do outside of work. Can you teach me about it?
  • Act as you don't understand what he's saying, and observe his reaction. Emotionally intelligent people remain patient and calm when faced with a communication challenge.
Can you tell me about a time you needed to ask for help on a project?
  • Emotionally intelligent people know and admit when they need help.

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