Assessing Emotional Intelligence
The Talegent EQ assessment measures emotional intelligence - the ability to perceive and manage emotions in both the self and in others - as well as some of the effective attributes associated with the construct. This report identifies how individuals score on the key personality characteristics associated with emotional intelligence.
Having employees who are emotionally intelligent allows for a number of key advantages for the workplace:
- They are empathetic, warm people with the ability to understand how people feel and how they behave in certain ways
- They have excellent interpersonal skills
- They are driven and enthusiastic towards their work
- They have a greater ability to remain calm and composed
This factor is concerned with an individual’s ability to identify their emotions accurately, and the emotional reasoning behind his or her behaviour.
This factor involves accurately identifying emotions in others, and the capacity to empathise with others. It relates to the abilities of individuals to “sense” what others are feeling, and understand what the implications of certain emotions are on other people’s behaviours.
Self-Regulation is the ability to manage, adapt and respond in a productive manner to emotions and moods. This involves changing one’s emotional experience and his/her expression of emotions in order to fit the situation.
This factor relates to the individual’s tendency to enjoy, and successfully engage in, relationships with others.
High scorers are seen as team players as they have a collaborative style, enjoy the company of others, and are accepting as well as inclusive of others’ ideas and perspectives.
This factor assesses the individual’s confidence in their interpersonal skills relating to receiving and expressing emotional information in social settings. In order to use emotional information effectively, individuals need to use a combination of verbal and non-verbal communication to articulate ideas and messages.
This report will present an overall EQ score. This score is calculated based on the scores given for each of the five factors listed below. The score is a percentile which compares the candidates score with a relevant norm group.
The report also presents detailed results for each of the five factors involved in EQ. This includes a description of the competency as well as an interpretation of the candidate’s score.
Finally, this report contains development tips for managers to help them understand the emotional abilities of the individual and how this relates to work performance.