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​Emotional Intelligence and Work

Mar 20, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

Emotional Intelligence and work practices are the topic of conversation for hiring managers, management teams, sales teams and others looking for high performance. Whether a job seeker or an employee, finding ways to truly differentiate ourselves among others vying for our position, is important. Traditionally, we tend to go right to our performance and efficiency and begin looking at organizational habits, self-care practices or educational resources for support.

However, if we work on developing our EQ, the quantitative measure of Emotional Intelligence, we discover a much more valuable skill set upon which several success factors lie. These attributes give us an awareness that makes us better relators to others. In fact, when we question our feelings about our output and/or the effect of our actions on others, we are demonstrating Emotional Intelligence or EI, and this is a hot commodity in today's workforce because it demonstrates, in part, your leadership ability.

The Value of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a group of traits that relate to being aware of, and able to control your emotions and likewise being empathetic to the emotions of others in a way that creates friendliness, problem solving skills, and connection. The major categories in determining Emotional Intelligence Scores include your success in the areas of: social settings, empathy, motivation, self-regulation and self-awareness.

Having good EI helps in both work and personal life, as it includes skills that require you to read others and make decisions based on that. High EQ is found in leaders, and whether you want to lead your own cubicle effectively or lead a team of performers, it is worth developing.

"Organizational psychologists are finding that leaders must have the ability to understand social interactions and solve the complex social problems that arise in the course of office life. From resolving disputes to negotiating high-powered deals, business leaders need to be able to read each other’s signals, as well as understand their own strengths and weaknesses." Source: Psychology Today

Emotional Intelligence and Work

Typically, high Emotional Intelligence results in higher sales, more production, and better connections and relationships. It makes sense then why managers care so much about a person's EI- it affects everything from the bottom line to employee relations.

So, whether you are a job seeker looking for a way to differentiate yourself, or a current employee looking to lead more effectively, Emotional Intelligence and work settings should be a partnership you look to foster. Develop your EQ and demonstrate your knowledge and awareness of it in your actions, resume, interviews and communications.

 

If you are in search of employment opportunities in Colorado, let Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) help you find your next position. CNS is a leader in staffing, staff augmentation, and contract management by acting as a sole human resource provider for our clients. Our employing companies are looking for the best and brightest talent, and trust us to provide exactly that. Contact us at 303-430-1441, and discover why our clients come to us to fill their staffing needs, and get started in your new career faster.

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​7 Tips To Improve Emotional Intelligence at Work

Mar 06, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

Spend time in the business world and the topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI) will likely come up. Used in hiring, management and even performance evaluations, EQ, the measure of EI, is thought by some to be even more important than IQ.
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How 2018 Changes to Labor Laws Will Affect Job Seekers in Denver

Jan 19, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

Last year saw several changes in labor laws, most notably an increase in minimum wage. How do these changes affect the job market and job seekers in Denver? Let's look at what has gone into effect and what can be expected in the future. 
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New Year, New Career? How to Prepare for a Job Change

Dec 28, 2017 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

For most people, the new year brings New Year's resolutions. If you've been considering finding a new job as yours, here are a few ways to make your resolution stick and your job change successful.  ..

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Denver Staffing Series: Attracting the Right Type of Employees

Dec 21, 2017 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

For those who hire employees in Denver, the hope is that they are choosing the not just the right people for the specific jobs, but those who will be the right types of employees overall. You hope that through your questions in the interview process, you will discover that the candidates are honest, dependable, on time and team players. However, you typically don't truly discover this information until after they are hired. While this can be true, there are ways to increase your chances of finding the right type of employee.
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2 Steps to Exceed What Job Recruiters Are Looking For

Nov 28, 2017 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

When you think about Denver job recruiters, or even potential employers for that matter, do you see them as customers? Or do you see yourself as that? If you aren’t seeing them as someone who is “buying” from you, you may be missing the big question they are thinking, even if they don’t ask it. While you may believe they are trying to trick you up with interview questions and screening tools, they are just wanting to get to this question: “What’s in it for me?” ..

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Denver Staffing Series: Should I Hire or Use a Temp?

Nov 14, 2017 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

Especially in retail jobs, we often hear and see the need for temporary employees during peak seasons such as the holidays. However, in an office setting, it may be harder to determine when you need a direct hire or permanent employee versus a temporary one. ..

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Colorado Jobs in 2018 and How to Get One

Oct 25, 2017 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

In January 2018, Colorado’s minimum wage will be increasing to $9.30 hour. This will have an impact on Colorado jobs especially in fields that rely heavily on minimum wage workers, such as in food service, janitorial, and personal care services (Source: PEW Research). Colorado jobs in cannabis are also increasing and are projected to surpass manufacturing jobs by 2020, according to Forbes Magazine..

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Denver Staffing Series: Employee Onboarding and Core Human Needs

Oct 17, 2017 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)

Employee onboarding has been a topic addressed by HR professionals likely since the department was established. Questions around human capital management will continue to evolve as technology, laws, and employee characteristics change. Such timeless questions include: ..

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