Strategic Selection Using Emotional Intelligence

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
You will learn valuable techniques that will help you assess the emotional intelligence of your candidates to ensure peak performance of your new hires.


The stakes are high as hiring managers are confronted with the challenge of interviewing candidates who are savvier than ever. With the increasing difficulty in obtaining reference information and candidates who are well educated and well-rehearsed, you must be able to separate style from substance. This session will help you assess the emotional intelligence of your candidates – the proven difference between mediocre and exceptional performance.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Jennifer Shirkani


Jen Shirkani is a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence and a featured speaker at several national SHRM conferences and at state affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Washington. She is the author of Ego vs EQ and Choose Resilience, guides to leveraging the power of emotional intelligence. She has spent over 25-years working with organizations as a business consultant and executive coach. In addition to emotional intelligence, she frequently speaks and writes about workplace challenges including interviewing and selection, employee engagement and motivation, generational differences, and coachability. Jen has been a frequent guest of several national radio programs, and has been featured in Bloomberg/Businessweek, Leadership Excellence magazine, Investors Daily, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, Publishers Weekly, Fast Company, and Upstart Business Journal.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and has devoted herself to improving leadership effectiveness and on making common sense more common. 

Columbus I-L, East Tower, Ballroom Level
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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