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 EQ, or emotional intelligence, is defined as a capacity to recognize and regulate one’s own feelings and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While it’s smart to hire people with a high IQ, it’s also advantageous to find those with an above-average EQ, according to the Paychex report, “Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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