Hard Skills vs Soft Skills: Are EQ and Emotional Intelligence the Best Predictors of Success? Emily Heaslip

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In the world of hiring, soft skills have recently become the holy grail of recruiting. Soft skills – emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills like communication and empathy – are among the most in-demand qualifications a candidate can bring to the table. According to one LinkedIn survey, more than half of nearly 300 hiring managers reported that the lack of soft skills …

Emotional intelligence

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Did you know that employees are 400% less likely to leave their job if they have a manager with high Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? Plus, people with high EQ earn $29,000 more per year than those with low EQ. If there is clearly a self-interest in doing so, why aren’t we more focused on improving our emotional intelligence? It all comes …