Many people feel powerless and frazzled in challenging situations. As an HR practitioner, you can play a huge role in changing this situation. If you have read my article Take charge of your life you know how to increase self-efficacy and help people operate from an internal locus of control by:
- Believing they can have an impact
- Monitoring and managing their internal dialogue
- Turning off their automatic ‘Yes’ reactions
- Finding new ways to do things
- Now let’s look at some higher-level strategies you can use to foster emotion regulation in your business
Recruit for self-efficacy
Ideally, you should hire employees who already have a good sense of self-efficacy and strong internal locus of control. How do you do that? By asking probing questions, posing hypothetical situations and using robust psychometrics. Find out how candidates handle setbacks and challenges. Ask about their emotion management strategies, not just their job skills.