Why Employers Prefer Candidates with High Emotional Intelligence?

Your intellect will make you confused but your emotions never lie to you.

An Emotion is the way of life!

All companies need the best resources as their employees and constantly looking for top performers during their hiring process. 

Recent reports show that hiring managers are looking for candidates with higher emotional intelligence. EQ alias emotional intelligence is the most counted skill over IQ and technical skills combined. 

The world economic forum ranked emotional intelligence in the top ten job skills. It doesn’t mean that IQ and technical skills are no importance, it is the key competence. The person with the required skills is sufficient to perform his work daily, and the EQ will take him to the next level.

There are various reasons why most companies exhibit a high interest in candidates with high emotional intelligence. Here are the below points why candidates with emotional intelligence are much valuable.

Maturity in managing work pressure

In the current situation, all the businesses work under high pressure, and the work demands how you are going to handle your emotions and deliver the result. 

One with high emotional intelligence knows how to handle the situation well, and they lead by example. This approach will increase work efficiency and boost business deliverables on time.

Understand co-workers and cooperate with other

In today’s scenario, most work environments, are well managed by teamwork, and every member should understand other’s situations and contribute to get along with them. 

People who have high emotional intelligence have well-managed people skills that build better relationships and get along with people across the workplace. If one works in a multinational company, it is the most wanted behaviour as they work with multicultural background people.

Listen first and respond

The person with high emotional intelligence is always open for feedback, as they listen first and then respond to it. If you are ready to listen and understand others situations then it is easier to respond. Listening habit will improve your image and also develops a good work relationship. 

You should listen to them with your eyes and ears, understand their body language, feel their tone of voice and be in their position so that you can pick up their emotions. Enhancing these qualities will help you in a team setting. Also, be open and give your honest feedback but ON TIME.

Accepts feedback in an open mind state

Feedback is not to take personally. For example, take a scenario that you are in your annual performance review, one who developed greater emotional intelligence is more open to feedback, particularly in the areas of improvement. People with higher emotional intelligence accept feedback and take it very positively and deliver better on their work.

Show Empathy

Identifying and regulating our feelings, tuning into the feelings of others and understanding their perspectives, and using this knowledge to guide us toward a constructive work environment. Say it simple as you understood your teammate’s feelings would allow your teammates to focus on their work rather than workplace politics. 

Emotional Intelligence people use their sensitivity to understands others’ viewpoints. It will smoothen the workplace relationship.

Clean thoughts and clever decisions

Highly emotionally intelligent people take ownership and always lead by example. They see things from a 360-degree perspective. They have a clear vision and take perfect decisions in a needy situation. They understand the effect of their decision on others and also the outcome out of their decision. With their clear thought, they do have a damage control plan even if it doesn’t go well as planned and which might not happen. When they can pre-judge the result, they behave more proactively.

Are you the one?

If you are ready to adopt a change and ready to manage your emotions, then you are the one who is most valued in your workplace. Emotional intelligence skills are the most important for all employees, and these qualities are more essentials for those who lead the team.

You know your emotions and how best they can impact others around you.

Emotions shows the way!


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