Hire for emotional intelligence
I mentioned in a blog post a few weeks ago that NAFCU hires for aptitude and attitude. We seek out future employees who are energetic and demonstrate enthusiasm for our mission of helping our member credit unions.
In other words, we look for emotional intelligence in those we hire.Â As you know, it doesnÃ¢ÂÂt always work but I think we have been doing a much better job of it at NAFCU.Â And, of course, there is difficulty in dealing with certain segments of the millennial generation. (But, weÃ¢ÂÂll save that topic for a future blog post!)
Entrepreneur magazine staff writer Carolyn Sun provides seven interview questions that help organizations find Ã¢ÂÂemployees with stellar emotional intelligence.Ã¢ÂÂ
Among her questions:
- If you were starting a company tomorrow, what would be its top three values?
- Did you build lasting friendships while working at another job?
- What skills or expertise do you think youÃ¢ÂÂre still missing?
- Can you teach me something Ã¢ÂÂ a skill, lesson, puzzle, anything Ã¢ÂÂ that IÃ¢ÂÂve never heard of before?
- What are the top three factors you would attribute to your success?
Ã¢ÂÂDetermining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your companyÃ¢ÂÂs culture and ensuring its future success,Ã¢ÂÂ she writes.
What kinds of qualities do you look for in a future employee? Do you have any Ã¢ÂÂwinningÃ¢ÂÂ interview questions you use on potential hires? IÃ¢ÂÂd love to hear them. And if you have advice on millennials, I want to hear that too! Follow me on Twitter (@BDanBerger).