Korn Ferry: Five Ways to Get Young Recruits to Embrace Emotional Intelligence

Korn Ferry shares insights on how to develop the emotional intelligence (EI) skills in next generation talent.

A Korn Ferry survey of 450 HR leaders found that 92% see emotional and social skills as crucial in a globalizing economy.

69% of recent graduates said such soft skills “get in the way of getting the job done” and that they would succeed at work without them.

83% of HR directors said those grads would never become high performing without social and emotional competence.

Here are five ways to develop EI competencies:

  • Be a model
  • Be an advocate for emotional intelligence
  • Give feedback on the spot
  • Polish your own coaching and mentoring skills
  • Set up times for discussions with multiple direct reports

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