Indicators: Emotional Intelligence

How Bryq calculates Emotional Intelligence in candidates

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How Bryq measures Emotional Intelligence

Bryq's Emotional Intelligence Indicator will be measuring the candidate's Mixed Emotional Intelligence. Mixed EI is an extremely strong predictor of future job performance, and gauges candidates on "an array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence one’s ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures."

Individuals who have high levels of Emotional Intelligence, effectively control their impulses, strive to achieve their goals, exert extra effort in adhering to emotion-related norms, and develop social relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is also recognized as a key determinant of effective leadership. Leaders with a high EI can more easily communicate with their teams and are more likely to turn their ideas into actual goals, resulting in higher effectiveness at all organizational levels. According to research, those who scored high on the capacity to effectively perceive, interpret, and judge the emotions of others were better able to respond flexibly to changes in their social contexts and create supportive networks.

If you are looking to fill a position that is fast-paced, high-stress, or demanding, the Emotional Intelligence Indicator can better help to find a candidate that can handle those perimeters.

What does the Emotional Intelligence Indicator look like?

The Emotional Intelligence Indicator will be presented on your account as you see in the image below and you will be able to assess whether a candidate exhibits the Emotional Intelligence scores necessary for success.

Indicative Roles: Human Resource Manager, Health professional, Social worker, Judge, Chief executive officer

💡 Remember that there is no need for the candidates to undertake any additional assessment in order for you to have access to the Emotional Intelligence Indicator.

Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions: A few interview questions that will be helpful for you during your interview.

  1. Describe a time when you had to recover from failure. How did you deal with it?

  2. Describe how you would overcome being demotivated. What would you do?

  3. What keeps you motivated at work?

  4. Describe one or two things that make you angry or frustrated at work. How do you react when you get angry or frustrated at work?

  5. How would you react to negative feedback on your performance?

  6. How would you react if you made a big mistake at work? How would you handle this situation?


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  4. Petrides, K. V., & Furnham, A. (2001). Trait Emotional Intelligence: Psychometric Investigation with Reference to Established Trait Taxonomies. European Journal of Personality, 15(6), 425-448.

  5. Zeidner, M., Matthews, G., & Roberts, R. D. (2004). Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: A Critical Review. Applied Psychology, 53(3), 371-399.

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