EQ Assessments

The Bar-On EQ-i

The Bar-On EQ-i was published in 1997 and used by organization all over the world. The accumulated research on the EQ-i has shown that what was once considered that intangible determinant of success beyond IQ or personality can today be accurately measured. As a result, unprecedented predictability is now achievable in such key HR areas as hiring, promotion, alignment, and succession planning. And since Emotional Intelligence is much more elastic than IQ, improving individual performance by sharpening Emotional Intelligence skills has never been more within reach.

This research and accompanying outcome studies have confirmed that what was once considered fuzzy and soft has proven to be skills that are crucial for success. The soft skills have indeed become hard – and identifiable. In the workplace, EQ has moved from ‘nice to have’ to being an ultimate necessity.

The EQ-i 2.0

The EQ-i 2.0 builds on the Bar-On EQ-i. It introduces some differences that stem from changes to assessment items, updated norms, and rigorous reliability and validity studies. While the overlap to the EQ-i is significant and the fifteen factors it measures are still regarded as the building blocks of complex business skills such as decision-making, conflict resolution and planning the new EQ-i 2.0 demonstrates some significant improvements.

You can now create custom reports to fit the way you prefer to work with your clients by choosing sections that matter the most. For example, you can brand the report and turn on/off labels, scores, and report sections. All report types have a client and a coach section. The coach version includes, among many features, interpretative guidance for the coach as well as response explanations, follow-up questions, and de-briefing guide — all the tools needed to give the most useful and accurate feedback possible. The client section focuses on conveying the results and providing development recommendations to the client. Professional new colour coding format, clear layout and language that speaks to you and your client. Designed with clear instructions, interpretation guidelines and results-driven content for both you and the client throughout the reports.

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The EQ 360

Both, the EQ-i 2.0 and the EQ 360 are outstanding tools for addressing different aspects of Emotional Intelligence.

While the EQ-i 2.0 identifies the level of a client’s emotional and social functioning based on his or her responses, the EQ 360 assessment provides a more in-depth analysis by having those who work with the client provide information as well. When observer ratings are compared with the results of an EQ-i 2.0 self-report, a more complete 360-degree profile emerges.

The EQ 360 identifies key employee strengths that can be leveraged to the benefit of the organization, as well as impediments to high performance that could be improved.

As with the EQ-i 2.0, the new EQ 360 features significant changes based on data and feedback gathered over several years. This feedback resulted in:

  • Clear alignment with EQ-i 2.0 items • Automated set-up • Condensed report output
  • Enhanced report appearance
  • More detailed interpretation

The EQ 360 Client and Coach reports include not only the feedback of all the raters, but also the feedback of the participant — all in one consolidated report. Reports are structured in a very clear and linear manner that is easy to follow and reference.