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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work
No matter how many degrees or other on-paper qualifications a person has, if he or she doesn’t have certain emotional qualities, he or she is unlikely to succeed..
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
Google’s data indicated that psychological safety, more than anything else, was critical to making a team work. Individuals cannot continue to act as individuals for a team to thrive
Companies with engaged employees outperform up to 202% better.
The Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job
Skills include: writing, verbal communication, self confidence, assertiveness, time management, networking, basic technology, critical thinking / problem solving, negotiation, ability to work well with others and empathy.
Why Soft Skills Matter?Make Sure Your Hard Skills Shine
The acts of listening, presenting ideas, resolving conflict, and fostering an open and honest work environment all come down to knowing how to build and maintain relationships with people.
98% of employers look for communication skills when hiring.
Why New Hires Fail (Emotional Intelligence Vs. Skills)
New employees are failing more and more due to poor interpersonal skills. Surprisingly, only 11% fail because they lack the necessary technical skills. This is an issue for employers, who are burdening from the financial cost of hiring failures.
The Skill Set More Than ¾ of Employers Want
Employers are much more likely to take on an employee who’s a good cultural fit, even if it means that they need to provide some training for their new hire.
Majority of U.S. Employees Not Engaged Despite Gains in 2014
Majority of employees are not ‘engaged’ (enthusiastic and committed to their work) in their job. Improved engagement levels could be a reflection of the country’s improved economic conditions. Millennials are the least engaged generation despite employee engagement being the highest it’s been since it started being recorded in 2000.
81% of employers identified “Teamwork” as a necessary skill for employees.
Soft Skills Still Outweigh Education in Entry-level Hires: Infographic
Having the right skills (i.e. communication, teamwork, flexibility and positive attitude) when applying for a job is starting to outweigh having a high level of education.
Employer Perceptions of Co-Curricular Engagement & the Co-Curricular Record
Research into employers, candidate materials and hiring factors, validation, competencies, and use and value of the Co-Curricular Record.
Success Factors Even More Important Than IQ (Infographic)
We are often led to believe that the only way to succeed is to be blessed with an exceptional IQ. Yet findings suggest that emotional intelligence is actually a greater indication for success than intellect.