Tag: Financial Times


Should emotional intelligence tests be used for hiring candidates?

Posted by Dr Rob Yeung in Uncategorized. No Comments

22nd September

Today’s Financial Times features a piece on the use of emotional intelligence tests in hiring candidates. You can read the piece on the FT’s website; however, the website requires registration (which is free).

All of the reputable studies that I have encountered suggest that emotional intelligence tests should be used with great care – and only in conjunction with cognitive tests, business case tests and capability-based interviews.

Anyway, I … Read more


Want to be taken more seriously?

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10th June

In today’s Financial Times, a columnist asked me and other experts to advise readers on being taken more seriously at work. You can read the piece on the FT’s website; however, the website requires registration (which is free), so I have also scanned the entire article.


I have also reproduced the text below if you would prefer to read it that way too:

The careerist: Being taken seriouslyRead more


Do you have enough real friends at work?

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28th December

In a recent edition of the Financial Times, a columnist asked several experts (including me) for our thoughts on friendships in the workplace. You can read it on the FT’s website; however, as the FT’s site requires registration (which is free), I have also copied and pasted the article for you to read too.

The careerist: Friendship in the workplace

By Rhymer Rigby

Friends make working life far … Read more


What should you do if you don’t think your boss is right?

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10th September

In today’s Financial Times, a columnist asked several experts (including me) for opinions on handling a boss who asks you to do a piece of work you disagree with. You can read it on the FT’s website; however, as their site requires registration (which is free), I have also copied and pasted the article below.

The careerist: Dubious projects

By Rhymer Rigby

Sometimes we are told to execute … Read more


The tricky business of being asked (and asking for) favours

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7th May

In today’s Financial Times, a journalist asked me and other experts for thoughts on doing favours for colleagues and how to ask for favours.  You can read it on the FT’s website; however, as their site may require registration (which is free), I have also copied and pasted the article below.

The careerist: Doing favours for colleagues

By Rhymer Rigby

“Ask for things that are easy to fulfil,” … Read more