Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Recruitment
In this time when the world is changing rapidly and everything is uncertain, success in the workplace requires more than just education, theoretical knowledge and experience. Today, Emotional Intelligence or Emotional Quotient (EQ) is as important as Intelligence Quotient (IQ). The recruiting companies today look for Emotional Intelligence in the students. Let us here understand what emotional intelligence or EQ is and how the concept of EQ gaining importance at workplaces and schools.
This article has been written by Ekta Kashyap from UPES, Dehradun.
According to a research at the University of California, the more difficulty one has in saying ‘No’, the more likely he/she is to experience burnouts, stress and even depression. If someone has a hard time saying ‘No’ to people, in all probability he/she is low on emotional intelligence.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
According to Daniel Goleman, science journalist and author of ‘Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ?’, EQ refers to the capacity of recognising our feelings, and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well, in ourselves and our relationships.
The awareness of self, i.e., the ability to understand and recognise your emotions as well as their effect on others, social awareness or empathy, i.e., trying to understand where other people’s reactions are coming from and self-management, i.e., thinking before acting, together make up a person’s EQ.
Miss Aruna, Senior Counsellor with 1to1Help, India's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider that offers psychological counselling to help employees, lists out the traits of people with High EQ.
They acknowledge their flaws and learn from their mistakes.
They can take criticism well.
They stay calm in the chaos and have a solution-oriented mindset.
They can have thoughtful discussions with just anyone around them.
They are good listeners.
People with low EQ, on the other hand, think that they are often misunderstood by others and are unable to convey their ideas properly. She adds, “This makes them irritable and frustrated. They usually blame others for their problems and do not give much consideration to other’s emotions.”
How can you develop Emotional Intelligence?
According to psychologist Robert Plutchik, there are 8 primary emotions namely joy, sadness, trust, fear, surprise, anticipation, anger, and disgust. His famous wheel of emotions describes how combinations of these primary emotions generate other emotions. For instance, when you combine anticipation and joy, you get optimism. The darker the shades, the more intense is the emotion.
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Aruna says, “EQ is an acquired trait and comes with practice, perseverance and effort.” She urges people to practise active listening, understanding, naming and communicating their emotions, taking responsibility for their actions, seeking feedback, de-stressing and having a balanced life.
How academic institutions and organisations are incorporating EQ in their students and employees?
Organisations such as UPES have taken measures to build their students’ EQ by taking care of their mental health without affecting the learning. Since March 15, UPES has been providing online classes via Blackboard Collaborate, with faculty conducting more than 500 online sessions each day. As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates and stringent measures are imposed to keep people apart, mental health experts are warning that losing everyday social connections can have a serious psychological fallout. To effectively address issues related to emotional well-being in these crisis-ridden times, UPES has introduced UPESCare – a 24X7 counselling support for their students, faculty, other staff members and their families.
Additionally, UPES will also provide students with further support like refresher classes, remedial coaching, workshops and lab sessions – once they are back on campus.
Why is the concept of EQ gaining importance, especially in workplaces and schools?
Many successful entrepreneurs have spoken about the importance of high EQ. As human beings, we are essentially social creatures and our social life plays a big part in shaping our personality. In addition to that, the way we perceive the world depends on our Emotional Intelligence.
EQ is becoming increasingly relevant to organisations because it provides a way to understand and assess people’s behaviour, attitude, potential, interpersonal skills and management styles. Studies have proved that students/employees with high EQ perform better.
Under the current circumstances, thousands of students have been out of their schools and employees are working from their homes because of the COVID-19 lockdown. The pandemic has not only had repercussions on people’s physical health but is also taking a toll on their emotional well-being. We are staring at uncertainty and a sharp economic downturn. Hence, when we think of a post-pandemic world, it is essential to find a new approach towards nurturing students as well as training employees to deal with moments of crisis effectively.
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Questions related to UPES Dehradun
I am interested in industrial desing for my B.des Degree. And I got admission in Anant university Ahmdabad , MIT_ Avantika Ujjain And UPES Dehradun , which one should I finalised.
based on three of the colleges you have mentioned I suggest you to choose Avantika University, Ujjain. the college has excellent placement record as well as industry oriented curriculum, experienced faculty, state of art infrastructure, students also get the opportunity to learn from industrial visit. however to get a high paying job you must give your best performances and study hard.
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I got 93 percentage in board exams and 80 percentile(OC category) in Jee mains.Can i get Scholarship on fees based on above percentage if I join UPES Dehradun B.Tech CSE branch.I have noticed fees of 4LPA in career 360..Any reduction on fees?
There are Merit based scholarships and scholarship for Uttarakhand State Board Toppers.
Merit based scholarship will be offered to Candidates who have secured an aggregate of 80% in 10th and 12th and 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in CBSE/ICSE/State Examination Board. Scholarships will be awarded on pure merit.
Scholarship for Uttarakhand State Board Toppers will be based on merit order allotment of 1 seat per program. The seats reserved under this Category will be under the 15% reservation for State resident Candidates. Such Candidates should have "Sthai Niwas Praman Patra" which is also the Permanent Residence Certificate. For more information, please visit the official website: https://www.upes.ac.in/scholarships . The fees is Approximately 4 lakhs per annum excluding the miscellaneous charges.
can i get the mail id of placement cell of a particular college?
Yes, if you check the official website of a particular college you can get the contact details of placement office. The information will be available in placement details in the official website. The placement contact details for UPES, Dehradun is firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) .in
Which is better for BBA in Aviation, UPES, Dehradun/Kristu Jayanti, Bangalore/ ILAM?
To help you choose a better college we are always here .
So for BBA in Aviation one of the best college in India is UPES Dehradun than comes the Acharya Banglore B- School.
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Which is better for BBA Aviation Management, UPES, Dehradun or AIMS Institute of Management, Bangalore
BBA in Aviation is three year long undergraduate programme which equips a student with managerial or leadership skills in the field of Aviation Management.
Both UPES and AIMS Institute of Management are good at their respective places and cannot be compared at such. Both of them have good faculty members. The infrastructure is also good. In addition to this,their placement ratio is also fine.
So, it entirely depends on your calling as to where you want to go. You can visit both the campus and talk to the students and, see which ambience you like the most.
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