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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