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.
HR agents all over the world strive to find the best candidates for their companies. They need to check numerous resumes and make dozens of interviews to pick the pros. And what many HR agents say is that very often laymen are more confident than real professionals. And sometimes it is a hard task for HR agents and employers to tell them apart. A pro can be shy, and a nonexpert can seem to be the most confident and proper candidate for a job. But the cost of a mistake for the employer can be too high, especially if they hire a senior manager. If this article we will compare laymen and pros and the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Cisco (Cisco Systems, Inc.) is one of the world’s leading telecommunications equipment manufacturers headquartered in San Jose, California. The main product lines of Cisco include backbone routing, collaboration solutions; switching and services; video technology; virtualization and cloud solutions.
Cisco is headquartered in the United States in San Jose, with major regional offices in Amsterdam and Bangalore. At the beginning of 2020, Cisco had about 400 regional offices with more than 76,000 employees. Over the past years, the company has been employing over 5,000 employees worldwide annually.
Citibank (Citi, Citi Bank, Citigroup) is one of the largest international banks in terms of total assets (13th place with $1,842 trillion at the end of 2019). Citi has branches in 103 countries and employs over 215,000 people as of early 2020. Citibank is the core structure of Citigroup – a large financial corporation started in 1812 in New York, USA.
Mondelēz International (Mondelez) is an FMCG corporation headquartered in Deerfield, USA, one of the leaders in food production. For 2020, it is the second largest chocolate and confectionery manufacturer in the world after Mars.
IKEA (IKEA, IKEA) is a Dutch group of companies engaged in the production and sale of furniture with a recognizable style simplicity and elegance. Besides, it always follows a concept – the ability for the buyer to assemble a significant part of the range at home on his own. There is also a gigantic selection of related products for home and kitchen. All this allowed IKEA to conquer the most of Europe, Asia and America.
DHL is the world’s largest logistics company providing services for the delivery of goods by any means of transport. DHL is headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Initially the company was founded in the USA in 1969, but rather quickly its branches spread throughout the world. And since 2002, DHL has been owned by the German state-owned company Deutsche Post.
Ernst and Young (EY, E&Y, Ernst & Young) is one of the largest and most reputable audit firms and enters the “Big Four” audit companies along with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and KPMG.
KPMG is an auditing company that occupies a place in the top lines of ratings of audit and consulting firms. It is known as one of the “Big Four” companies: leading companies in business services. Besides KMPG, Big 4 includes PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.
When it comes to pre-employment aptitude tests, you should be aware of some potential pitfalls. In this article we will try to warn you against them. Here are 10 common mistakes that job seekers make before their pre-employment psychometric tests questions that often lead to failures. But, if you are prepared, then these pitfalls will be easy to get around.