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Expressive Skill

Expressive Skill

Evaluates candidates' Expressive Skills, key to identifying emotionally intelligent, empathetic, and self-aware recruits.

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Type
Soft skills
Time
2 min
Level
Basic
Languages
English
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Expressive Skill test: Harnessing emotional intelligence

Discover the power of effective communication within your team with the Expressive Skill Test. Designed to measure candidates' abilities to articulate thoughts and empathize, this pre-employment test is a gateway to recruiting individuals who excel in emotional intelligence, ensuring a workplace rich in understanding and effective communication.

Unique features of the Expressive Skill assessment

  • Rooted in scientific research: Developed based on the Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI), ensuring a solid foundation in assessing expressive skills.
  • Comprehensive insight: Delivers in-depth analysis of candidates' ability to understand and convey emotions, crucial for cohesive team dynamics.
  • Improves team empathy: Helps in identifying prospects that bring a high level of emotional intelligence to the team, enhancing overall communication and understanding.
  • Flexible usage: Applicable at any stage of the hiring process, especially valuable in the initial stages for a deep initial understanding of the candidate's interpersonal skills.
  • Enhanced candidate experience: Through reflective questions, candidates get an opportunity to express their self-awareness and empathy, making the test both an insightful and engaging experience.

Topics covered in the Expressive Skill test

This pre-screening assessment evaluates candidates on various dimensions of emotional and communicative competence, including:

  • Self-expression: Measures the ability to accurately identify and articulate personal thoughts and feelings.
  • Emotional awareness: Assesses understanding and empathy towards the emotions of others.
  • Communication effectiveness: Evaluates proficiency in transmitting messages in various contexts clearly and effectively.
  • Social intuition: Tests for the ability to read social cues and respond appropriately.
  • Self-awareness: Focuses on the candidate's understanding of their own emotional states and triggers.

Best use of the Expressive Skill screening test

This test is pivotal for roles where communication and emotional intelligence are key, including:

  • Customer service representatives: Ideal for evaluating empathy and the ability to convey solutions effectively to customers.
  • Sales professionals: Perfect for assessing the capability to understand client needs and articulate product benefits.
  • Team leaders: Offers insights into candidates' abilities to communicate effectively with team members and lead with empathy.
  • Human resources professionals: Essential for identifying individuals skilled in handling sensitive conversations and fostering a supportive work environment.
  • Healthcare professionals: Crucial for assessing the capacity to empathize with patients and clearly communicate care procedures.

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Talent Acquisition Manager - Recruitment & Employer Branding

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Learning & Development Specialist

Maximilian Rauschen

Head of Talent Acquisition

Matthias Schmeisser

Global Senior Director, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding

Charlie Boyle

Senior Lead, Talent Acquisition Policy, Operations & Technology

Janna Karwaski

Senior Director of Workforce Optimization