The impact of IQ and EQ on pre-eminent achievement in organizations: implications for the hiring decisions of HRM specialists

Aydin M. D., Leblebici D. N., Arslan M., Kilic M., Oktem M. K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, vol.16, no.5, pp.701-719, 2005 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09585190500082998
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-719
  • Keywords: emotional quotient, intelligence quotient, superior performance, achievement, hiring and selection, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, LEADERSHIP
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, IQ and EQ determinants of pre-eminent achievement in organizations were explored to help HRM specialists in selecting more appropriate job applicants, having potential for outstanding performance in their career paths. Several EQ elements were proved the most important in the achievement. However, IQ elements still play a very important role in superior performance. Results also exhibit that correlation of IQ and EQ levels of superior performers is significant and strong. In conclusion, HRM specialists have to test both IQ and EQ in the hiring process, to create a high-performing workforce in their organizations.