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Why Emotional Intelligence Tests are Important in the Workplace

Companies set aside budgets for quality recruitment and selection of employees, recognizing the crucial role of human resources in the performance and efficiency of an organization. Non cognitive abilities such as empathy and sociability, rather than IQ, determine future success.  Thus, emotional IQ tests are necessary for purposes of screening quality workers.

Studies conducted by psychologists which included IQ scores, non cognitive skills and the outcomes of research subjects suggest that emotional intelligence of EQ does affect the health of business.  In particular psychologists found that social and emotional abilities of subjects measured at a young age were linked to varying degrees of professional success and prestige at a later age.   Eventually, the concept of intelligence which was limited to cognitive functions such as memory and problem solving, was adjusted to include non cognitive abilities or emotional intelligence.

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