Emotional intelligence's role in recruitmentEveryone agrees, in theory, measuring EI can be a powerful recruitment tool. But does it have a practical application?By Todd Humber09/23/2002|CHRR, Guide to Recruitment & Staffing|Last Updated: 12/12/2002 Emotional intelligence is one of the hottest buzzwords in HR, and it’s playing a greater role in the recruitment and advancement process. Understanding how and why staff, and particularly leaders, interact with other people and react to stressful situations is an attractive proposition.EI encompasses a number of personality traits, including self-awareness, self-discipline, persistence, empathy and compassion, and is considered a predictor of individual success at home and at work.But what role, if any, should EI play in the recruitment process? That depends on who you ask. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.