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The Workforce Tomorrow Initiative is a research study designed to identify core emotional intelligence competencies that correlate to objective performance data and great workplace cultures. This initiative was created to help you make strategic human capital decisions that positively impact your workforce of tomorrow. There is no cost to participate in the study.
Chances are the global pandemic has significantly impacted your business. Whether you're learning to manage a virtual workforce or restructuring your company due to loss of revenue, we are all navigating new challenges to the way we work. Emotional Intelligence is more important to organizational success than it has ever been. Eighty percent of the competencies that correlate to success at work relate to emotional intelligence.
Study Participants Receive:
Emotional Intelligence Report
Each employee who participates in the study will receive an emotional intelligence report. This report is provided to the employee’s direct manager and contains valuable guidance for ongoing management, training and development, career pathing, and retention.
The report includes:
Individual strengths and weaknesses
Optimal working environment
Personal work style summary
E.Q. Hiring Benchmark Report
A job role/title specific to your organization will be selected as part of the study and the resulting data will produce a validated hiring benchmark.
This benchmark will display the critical emotional intelligence competencies that correlate to success for that job role/title in your company.
This objective hiring tool will allow you to compare future candidates against the benchmark.
Study Findings Report
After the study is complete you will receive a report highlighting the results of each job title included in the study. The report will outline recommendations in:
Interviewing and Selection
Training and Development
In addition to the reports you will receive for participating in the study, the contents of all three reports will help you:
• Identify Core Success Competencies
• Increase Employee Productivity
• Improve Leadership
• Enhance Communication
• Reduce Unwanted Turnover
No Cost To Participate
ZERORISK HR is fully funding the Workforce Tomorrow Initiative. Research projects such as this typically cost upwards of $10,000 for each participating organization. This complimentary study provides an excellent opportunity for your organization to define best practices to enhance your financial performance and retain a quality workforce without an upfront investment.
Apply below to see if you qualify for the study.
Workforce Tomorrow Application
Complete the form below to apply.
Once we receive your application, we will contact you with more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)?
EQ is set of competencies that demonstrate a person’s ability to recognize their own behaviors, moods, and impulses, and manage them appropriately according to the situation. In essence, EQ is the ability to recognize one's own emotions or biases and those of others, accurately perceive and label different feelings, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage emotions to adapt to different environments or achieve one's goal(s).
Why does EQ matter at work?
EQ is important in the workplace for several reasons. Below is a set of five emotional intelligence competencies proven to contribute more positive impact to job performance than technical skills, cognitive abilities, and standard personality traits combined:
Intuition and Empathy
Our awareness of others' feelings, needs, and concerns. This competency is important in the workplace for the following reasons:
Understanding others: an intuitive sense of others' feelings and perspectives, and showing an active interest in their concerns and interests
Customer service orientation: the ability to anticipate, recognize, and meet customers' needs
People development: ability to sense what others need in order to grow, develop, and master their strengths
Leveraging diversity: cultivating opportunities through diverse people
Political Acumen and Social Skills
Our ability to induce desirable responses in others. This competency is important in the workplace for the following reasons:
Influencing: using effective tactics and techniques for persuasion and getting desired results
Communication: sending clear and convincing messages that are understood by others
Leadership: inspiring and guiding groups of people
Change catalyst: initiating and/or managing change in the workplace
Conflict resolution: negotiating and resolving disagreements with people
Building bonds: nurturing instrumental relationships for business success
Collaboration and cooperation: working with coworkers and business partners toward shared goals
Team capabilities: creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals
Knowledge of one's internal states, preferences, resources, and intuitions. This competency is important in the workplace for the following reasons:
Emotional awareness: recognizing one's emotions and their effects and impact on those around us
Accurate self-assessment: knowing one's strengths and limits
Self-confidence: awareness of and conviction about one's self-worth and capabilities
Managing one's internal states, impulses, and resources. This competency is important in the workplace for the following reasons:
Self-control: managing disruptive emotions and impulses
Trustworthiness: maintaining standards of honesty and integrity
Conscientiousness: taking responsibility and being accountable for personal performance
Adaptability: flexibility in handling change
Innovation: openness to novel ideas, approaches, and new information
Self-Expectations and Motivation
Emotional tendencies that guide or facilitate goals achievement. This competency is important in the workplace for the following reasons:
Achievement drive: striving to set, meet and improve upon our own internal standards of excellence
Commitment: aligning with the goals of the group or organization
Initiative: readiness to act on opportunities without having to be told
Optimism: persistence in pursuing goals despite obstacles and setbacks
Why is EQ important in a recovering economy?
Employees with high levels of emotional intelligence are more effective than low-EQ employees in making decisions under stress, as well as in empathizing with the needs of their colleagues and clients.
What is the Workforce Tomorrow Initiative?
The Workforce Tomorrow Initiative is a human capital research study that aims to correlate Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) competencies to employee and organizational performance metrics such as:
- New hire sales revenue
- Net promotor scores
- Employee engagement & satisfaction scores
- Turnover rates
- Customer satisfaction scores
The main objective of the study is to identify the core emotional intelligence competencies that correlate to objective performance data and great workplace cultures. This information will help companies accurately evaluate and ultimately hire, develop, and retain the best employees for their specific positions and company culture, thereby positively influencing the bottom line.
How much does it cost to participate?
ZERORISK HR is fully funding the Workforce Tomorrow Initiative. Research projects such as this typically cost upwards of $10,000 for each participating organization. This complimentary study is an excellent opportunity for your organization to define best practices to enhance your financial performance and retain a quality workforce without an upfront investment.
How do I participate?
Complete the application form above and we’ll contact you to discuss additional details if you’re eligible to participate in the study.
What happens if my organization is selected to participate?
ZERORISK HR will notify you if you’re eligible and ask you to complete the following process steps to participate in the research initiative.
Step 1: Identify one job title for your organization, as well as the top, average, and bottom performers for that title, based on measurable performance metrics. You may include as many people as you like in the study, but they must all be in the same role and be measured against the same performance metrics.
Step 2: Provide ZERORISK HR with a job description for the position chosen for the study, as well as an overview of your organization’s performance criteria for the role being studied.
Step 3: Have your employees complete the 20-minute, emotional intelligence assessment, (provided by ZERORISK HR). The assessment is online and can be taken on a mobile or desktop device.
Step 4: Once your study group has completed the online assessment, ZERORISK HR will contact you with your organization’s results within 30 days and schedule a call to provide a debriefing summary of your company’s study results.
What happens to the data collected from my company during the study?
The data collected specific to your organization is considered confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside your organization. ZERORISK HR will use the aggregate data analysis findings to publish the research based on the EQ competencies that correlate to various performance metrics, but this will be confidential and we will not share identifying information or details about your organization or employees. Your information will not be sold or shared with anyone.
Is there a minimum company size to be included in the study?
There is no minimum company size. However, to find statistical significance in correlating EQ competencies to various performance data points, we recommend a participant size of at least ten participants in the same job title (5 top performers and 5 poorer performers based on the same metric).