Scientists developed a test to predict the ability of people to handle emotions at work
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Researchers developed an emotional intelligence test claimed to accurately predict the abilities of an employee for social interactions and leadership capabilities. Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to understand, recognize and manage emotions.

The test, titled the Geneva Emotion Competence Test (GECO), consists of four different sections evaluating different aspects: understanding emotions, recognizing emotions, regulating one’s own emotions and managing other people’s emotions.

The questionnaire was designed based on inputs from 40 managers. Then, the test was validated on more than 1,000 individuals. The importance of emotional intelligence is widely acknowledged and soon hiring managers could use this test in addition to evaluating the training and career history of a candidate.

Read the full story: University of Geneva
Scientific publication: Journal of Applied Psychology