Emotional Intelligence, Key Work Skill

More and more recruiters are looking for managers capable of reading other's emotions.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

When conducting job interviews, recruiters now assess how people react in interviews, their personality traits and how they manage adverse situations.

Emotional intelligence, a very popular term in the HR department, is weighing more than ever when hiring professionals that will manage other employees.

An article by Eugenia Soto in El Financiero remarks that "competences, personal branding and the usage of social networks as a way of showcasing are key aspects to succeed in the intense struggle for the top positions".

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We can be better leaders if we understand that unconsciously, as humans we will always seek to increase our status in society.

This need has existed since prehistoric times. According to researcher David Rock, from the time that humans started living together in groups, increasing their status has been as important as getting food.

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