Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial in Business

Emotional intelligence — or EQ, short for emotional intelligence quotient — is defined as the ability to use one’s emotions to full advantage. Emotionally intelligent people have full command of all their social skills (including self-awareness, empathy and the like) and when placed in leadership positions respect others’ views while inspiring outside-the-box thinking.  Additionally, businesses are starting to take notice of the impact that EQ can have on employee productivity and engagement. While gauging “soft skills” during interviews has always been a part of recruitment efforts, many teams are now finding methods of quantifying emotional intelligence and determining if a candidate is a fit for a job based on these factors in addition to practical competencies.  The value of recruiting …

Tips for Recruiting & Hiring Community Health Workers as Employees

Choosing any employee is a difficult and time-consuming decision. Just having the necessary skills is not enough, they need to have the right personality to fit into your business and experience can also play a vital role in their suitability to complete the job properly. It’s important to follow these tips and get it the right first time. Take It Slow The most important thing is to give yourself plenty of time, rushing the process generally leads to mistakes and you’ll end up with an employee that’s not suitable for the job. Define a timeline and add a few extra days into it, this ensures you can give every potential employee a fair chance.  Software Knowledge The world is digital …

Equity Theory And Employee Motivation

In business, the Equity Theory of employee motivation describes the relationship between how fairly an employee perceives he is treated and how hard he is motivated to work. Peter Drucker, an author who specialized in economics, first proposed the link between Equity Theory and employee motivation. The basic idea behind the Equity Theory is that workers, in an attempt to balance what they put in to their jobs and what they get from them, will unconsciously assign values to each of his various contributions. In addition to their time, workers contribute their experience, their qualifications, and their capability in addition to their personal strengths such as acumen and ambition. Money, of course, is the primary motivating outcome for an employee, …