DeakinDigital and Hudson today launched the first in an exciting range of collaborative assessment tools. This tool, one-of-a-kind in Australia, is designed to measure candidates’ workplace emotional judgement and forms part of DeakinDigital’s Emotional Judgement Credential.
Emotional Judgement allows individuals to better perceive, understand and manage both their own emotions and those of others around them, enhancing their performance as colleagues, managers or leaders.
DeakinDigital’s ground-breaking model enables career and life experience to be converted into independently verified and validated credentials, which are able to demonstrate a range of professional skills such as critical thinking, emotional judgement and self-management.
Jon Kerr, Business Development Manager, DeakinDigital, said: “Emotional judgement is an essential capability for improved workplace performance and leadership. As such, the Emotional Judgement Credential offered by DeakinDigital, provides a valuable asset to showcase to current and prospective employers. It provides a measurement of how an existing or potential employee can use and demonstrate emotional judgement within an organisational context.”
Historically, many companies have focused their employee criteria and training programs on the assessment of ‘hard’ skills relating directly to the job at hand. However, competencies like empathy, interpersonal interaction and the ability to motivate others have been shown to be critical success factors and directly impact company profits.
Both DeakinDigital and Hudson believe it is incredibly valuable to an employer to be able to see evidence of emotional judgement when considering new staff. By developing this new tool, they have created a framework by which to measure the growth of emotional skills, as part of the continued professional development of existing employees.
Simon Moylan, Executive General Manager, Hudson Talent Management explains: “As a global talent solutions company, we are continuously developing innovative new assessments to meet the changing needs of our clients and candidates. Regardless of the number of degrees, technical qualifications, skills or experience a person has, without effective emotional judgement, they are less likely to succeed in today’s work environment. As the workplace continues to evolve, our clients are increasingly reporting how fundamental this competency is to the success of their business. We are proud to partner with DeakinDigital to offer this new tool.”
The new assessment tool will put both organisations at the forefront of determining individual capability in areas that are key to business success. This combined solution is in response to the ever-increasing need for data-driven workforce intelligence, for which employers have already indicated a significant demand.
To find out more about the Emotional Judgement Credential go to deakindigital.com