One of the biggest gaps in modern social development is the ability to measure what are known as “soft skills”. For years senior psychology researchers have been calling for clearer definitions for social emotional competencies related to personal development, stating that a “new scale of development is required”.

RocheMartin are the global leaders in defining and measuring the social emotional skills which lie inside Resilience and Wellbeing. Their acclaimed emotional psychometric assessment the Emotional Capital Report (ECR™), is a rigorous and compelling way of measuring benchmarking the linked to how well people cope, and rebound from adversity, engage with society and live fulfilling lives.

Through a long-standing partnership with RocheMartin, The SELA Project is able to Define, Measure and Develop social emotional competencies during all learning and development activities, and holistically in order to pinpoint Social Emotional Development across entire communities.

Globally Business Recognises Emotional Intelligence?

Greater Self-awareness and self-control does enable people to manage distressing emotion more effectively

Greater understanding of other people’s emotions experience through empathy, and more effective skills at managing relationships enables people to collaborate more effectively and ultimately assist in achieving greater personal and professional success.

The ERC™ is the emotional intelligence tool of choice for many world leading companies, including:

Measuring Soft Skills

A recent international study, involving nearly 7,000 professional people and using the Emotional Capital Report used by The SELA Project, has been published in the Australian Psychological Society’s blue ribbon journal, The Australasian Journal of Organizational Psychology.

The study covered 11 countries and the results provided solid scientific support for the validity and reliability of the Emotional Capital Report’s data.

There were THREE fundamental findings from this study:

The Emotional Capital Report scales correlated strongly to measures of normal personality, and negatively to measures of depression, and psychopathology, suggesting that in addition to being supportive of effective functioning in social and professional situations, EQ is also protective against stress and strong negative emotion.

The majority of correlations between the Emotional Capital Report and personality measures were much lower, suggesting that the measurement accounts for additional emotional and social factors related to performance that are missed by traditional personality measures.

This study provided robust support for the use of the Emotional Capital Report as an exciting new technology to help HR, Learning and Development professionals build Social Emotional Skills (SES), and to measure them in relation to Wellbeing and Resilience