Emotional Intelligence and You – the Candidate

(Emotional Intelligence – Part III; Read Part I and Part II) “Emotions need to be taken seriously,” says Sigal Barsade, professor of management at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “They can provide a company with… Read more »

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence (EI – Part II)

Last week in part one, we covered the why emotional intelligence (EI) is a valued commodity in candidates. Today we will share key tips for building a team of individuals with EI – the do’s and the don’ts – the… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: Part I

Why It Matters The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings. That’s an alarming statistic for the company’s bottom line. That’s why many companies are… Read more »

Leadership Don’ts

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Benjamin Franklin Characteristically, Leaders have too many responsibilities on their schedule. Why? Because they not only have the ability to evaluate the list, prioritize it, delegate, and then act; they also… Read more »

The Road to Thought Leadership

Taking a journey without a specific destination can be an enjoyable experience, but while this works for your summer vacation, it doesn’t sit very well in your professional career. After all, if you don’t have a goal, you never know… Read more »

Gaining the Most from your Staffing Company

Many companies have recognized the financial value, as well as the time, risk, and stress-deduction benefit of connecting with a staffing company. Yet, in spite of the increased flexibility, positive results, and consistent ROI, they still aren’t gaining everything they… Read more »

Securing your Career Future

Whether you are entry-level, high school degree, a double major with an MBA, or a skilled IT specialist who can code in multiple languages, securing your career future does not rest in hard skill, expertise, education, and experience alone. Whether… Read more »

Keys to Success as a Temp

More and more companies are discovering the benefits of using temps, increasing the option of making temp work your long-term career. Whether that’s your goal or you’re just biding time until you graduate, get hired permanently, etc.; success – being… Read more »

Embracing 2016 – The Trends and The Issues

It’s the same every year – the new year brings new trends and new issues or, at least, new variations on the old ones. Sometimes being prepared means being able to effectively respond to trends and issues. Sometimes it simply… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: Is It Important?

Emotional intelligence (EI), that intangible piece of a person that governs how he/she manages the behavior, navigates through social complexities and makes personal choices, encompasses the ability not only to recognize personal emotions but also to understand the message they… Read more »