Over the past few years, the majority of my clients — and the consultants that work in their companies —have been frustrated by the lack of quality applications for their roles. There are a lot of applicants out there, but what percentage are actually turning into ‘viable’ candidates?
Some people are book-smart, some are street-smart, and some are emotionally intelligent. While any business leader would benefit from possessing these qualities, emotional intelligence (EQ) in particular is crucial to establishing a company culture where everybody gets along.
Thanks to the Internet and the prevalence of many other technological advances, remote working is an increasingly popular trend. While many individuals enjoy working remotely and being able to take better control of their work/life balance, companies also benefit in numerous ways.
For example, remote workers do not take up space in the office or require companies to pay for extra equipment and supplies. These workers are usually more productive because they do not have workplace distractions, such as chatting with co-workers and catching up on office gossip.
When the right candidate is selected for the job, both parties can benefit. However, in order to find the right candidate, you will need to work closely with the hiring company as well as the candidates.