Emotional Intelligence Tool Comparison

Emotional intelligence assessments in the workplace have experienced tremendous growth in popularity over the past few years. Companies are using emotional intelligence assessment tests to increase employee’s self-awareness and self-management in their relationships.

One of the objectives many organizations have for using emotional intelligence or EQ tools is to improve performance. The rate of success of using EQ to improve performance beyond improving interpersonal awareness and communication has been difficult to validate.

As we look at emotional intelligence assessment through the lens of the TRAITS Assessment tool, a person’s ability to identify and assess other’s emotions, as well as control their own, is measured by the emotiveness construct. This construct identifies a person’s trait – an enduring characteristic that remains constant despite the circumstance or environment. The challenge faced when using emotional intelligence to raise performance is that emotiveness is only one of seven characteristics that contribute to someone’s performance in a role.

When trying to improve performance in an individual, we must first understand the core traits of that person so we understand how that person is motivated, how those traits drive their thinking and how, because of those traits, we need to tailor their development plans.

Emotional intelligence tests are an appropriate development method, but only once an organization understands what the core traits of person are. It’s important to understand what’s under the hood before you try to modify the engine.

Explore how the TRAITS pre-employment assessment can be used as an employee assessment tool to help organizations understand how the six other traits affect our emotions and our ability to express, interpret and control them.

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