A person's soft skill EQ is an important part of their individual contribution to the success of an organization. Particularly those organizations dealing with customers face-to-face are generally more successful, if they train their staff to use these skills. Screening or training for personal habits or traits such as dependability and conscientiousness can yield significant return on investment for an organization. For this reason, soft skills are increasingly sought out by employers in addition to standard qualifications....
Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person's skill set and ability to perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills relate to a person's ability to interact effectively with coworkers and customers and are broadly applicable both in and outside the workplace.
It has been suggested that in a number of professions soft skills may be more important over the long term than occupational skills. The legal profession is one example where the ability to deal with people effectively and politely, more than their mere occupational skills, can determine the professional success of a lawyer.
Soft Skills are behavioral competencies.
The EQ Interview - This book assists hiring managers and interviewers to assess EQ
competencies. It gives hiring managers and interviewers a description
of each of the EQ competencies, examples of the EQ competencies in
the workplace in various types of jobs, interview questions for each of
the EQ competencies, and analyses of responses to the suggested questions.
With these tools, hiring managers and interviewers can evaluate
and construct an interview plan that gives them a more complete
picture of the candidates’ abilities to succeed....
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