Situational judgement tests
Within the last 15 years we have seen a surge in interest to emotional intelligence in business. Almost all large HR websites and aptitude companies have been actively discussing this matter and introduced a few new aspects. But some of them proved to be far from the original understanding of emotional intelligence. Some authors even say that EI cannot be assessed properly, and situational judgement tests for emotional intelligence is a waste of time. Let us cover this topic in this article.
In 2010, a young freelancer Alec Braunstein decided to get a job. And not just anywhere, but in one of the five largest advertising agencies in the United States. Braunstein had no connections, no name. But he had some common sense and ingenuity. Alec rightly decided that it was futile to rely on traditional employment methods. Hundreds of candidates apply for this job with him, many of them were smarter and more capable than him. If he gets involved in an open battle, then the chances of getting a job he wanted were negligible.
The workforce has become very mobile in the recent years. Even the lockdown of 2020 has not changed the global trend of massive relocation in search for a better workplace. Another global trend is the proliferation of large multinational businesses in local markets and employment by these companies of staff locally. In this article we will consider some main features of working in a large multinational company.
We challenge ourselves to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly, and to identify priority areas for developing and improving our skills. Through continuous introspection and assessment methods, you can track your own growth and development. We test other people for the same purpose, especially when we want to involve them in certain tasks. Such tests are very popular and common in a professional environment. Situational judgement tests and personality test are used at pre-employment or promoting, as well as when employees themselves or their employers want to learn more about their level in relation to a specific professional skill or personality traits.
Every day we experience certain emotions, positive and negative, inspiring and demotivating, contributing to the achievement of our goals and, on the contrary, contradicting them. All our life we are subject to this seemingly uncontrollable energy. But is it so uncontrollable? And what about emotions in business? Can emotions of employees help to do business for their employers? In this article we will discuss emotions in business and situational judgement tests to assess emotions – emotional quotient (EQ, emotional intelligence, social intelligence) that help employers to pick the right candidates.
For employers there exist few things are more frustrating than a talented employee who is unreliable and not consistently good. His successes are like flashes of lightning – impressive, but rare. The brighter the flash, the darker the calm between them. Levi King, CEO and founder of Nav, believes that constant excellence is better than random genius. It is not achieved quickly, but comes as a result of patient effort and the acquisition of a variety of skills. So what personality traits do employers seek in applicants?
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To ensure career growth and professional development, you need to distinguish between such concepts as hard skills (often referred to as “professional skills”) and soft skills (referred to as “personal qualities”). By understanding these concepts and understanding your strengths and weaknesses, you can show yourself to a potential employer from your best side.
Many job seekers shudder at recalling or anticipating a job interview. It’s always difficult to leave your shell, the unknown is always weighing on you. And if you know that in order to get the job, you need to go through “all the circles of hell” and a “stress interview”, then you may feel a pain in the neck.