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Limits of Ascertainability Reached in Class Allegations Against Equifax
Plaintiff, hoping to recover from Equifax for issuing a credit report with “incorrect and damaging information,” sought to represent a class of “all persons who disputed an Equifax credit report and where Equifax failed to apply the proper and …
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Equifax Inc. (EFX) Pops 3.67% for February 12
One of the S&P 500's big winners for Friday February 12 was Equifax Inc. (EFX) as the company's stock climbed 3.67% to $ 96.88 on volume of 956,161 shares. The stock opened at $ 95.30 and saw an intraday low of $ 95.30 and an intraday high of $ 99.14.
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Equifax (EFX) Raises Quarterly Dividend 13.8% to .33; 1.4% Yield
Equifax (NYSE: EFX) declared a quarterly dividend of $ 0.33 per share, or $ 1.32 annualized. This is a 13.8% increase from the prior dividend of $ 0.29. The dividend will be payable on March 15, 2016, to stockholders of record on March 3, 2016, with an …
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How Emotional Intelligence Has Redefined Workplace Competencies

When psychologist and author Daniel Goleman published his book Emotional Intelligence in 1996, few might have predicted how great of an impact it would have on the business world.

Two years later, in 1998, Goleman carried his emotional intelligence (EQ) research into the workplace and published Working With Emotional Intelligence. It began a shift in thinking that would take the business world by storm. More research was conducted and Fortune 500 companies began implementing EQ principles into their operations.

With even better research and some surprising new findings, Goleman wrote The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace, published in 2001. More and more large organizations began paying attention to the idea of Emotional Intelligence and the trend continues to grow today.

Goleman’s research began in 1990 when he was a science reporter for the New York Times. He stumbled across an article in a scientific journal in which the two authors, both notable psychology professors, introduced the concept of emotional intelligence. Goleman was fascinated by the idea. It led to a pursuit that has defined much of his professional life and success.

The idea of emotional intelligence began as a look into how the brain processes emotions. The study eventually evolved into identifying intricate patterns of how individuals view themselves, work with each other and manage relationships. These principles proved to be valuable in professional, academic and personal success. According to the research, those individuals with naturally high EQ were more likely to succeed.

Where EQ differs from IQ however, is that the principles of EQ can be strengthened and learned, even at a rapid pace. Organizations worldwide have taken advantage of this, implementing emotional intelligence training and competency development into their work environments.

In the workplace, EQ is essentially one’s ability to self-assess, understand others and effectively maintain working relationships. Those with high EQ skills have proven to be much more successful in the workplace. In addition, EQ has proven to be the difference in those with high leadership potential.

In little more than a decade, these concepts have poured though the corporate world with enormous amounts of success. In most organizations, lists of competencies are now smattered with EQ driven skills. Whether a company recognizes those skills as coming from the EQ revolution or not may be debatable. While many organizations have gleaned some pieces, many of the concepts are just now being understood for the first time.

One thing is certain, however. Emotional Intelligence has moved beyond the image of a fad and has proven to be an avenue for increased success in the workplace and leadership development. Now more than 15 years since Goleman published his first book on EQ, the results have exceeded everyone’s expectations. Goleman’s research has truly revolutionized the way most companies approach training and development.

Is Your Emotional Intelligence Holding You Back From Success? – IQ Vs EQ

If you are starting out in a career, looking for a change of career, or just stagnating in a job that you’ve been in too long, and not progressed to the level you feel you should have, then the current economic climate will make this period of your life seem like a daunting challenge.

Perhaps you feel that you are under qualified and never really fulfilled your full potential in the academic arena, or perhaps you fell that you are over qualified for many of the jobs out there? It may come as a surprise to you that in fact your intelligence level or IQ has been shown to account for only 20% of your success in life. What plays a defining factor in those that succeed and those that remain to be content (or not) with mediocrity is the level of Emotion Intelligence (EQ) displayed, rather than Intelligence (IQ).
Emotional Intelligence is defined by 5 main areas:

1. Self-Awareness – understanding your own emotions
2. Managing Emotions – Controlling your own emotions
3. Self-motivation – Channelling your emotions towards a goal
4. Empathy towards others – Recognising the emotions of others
5. Handling Relationships – Managing the emotions of others

A great deal of research has discussed the right and left sides of the brain and how they function differently. One thinks and one feels, and it is those that have the ability to balance the two sides of the brain as they go about their lives exponentially increase their chances of success. Emotions can often cloud logic when making difficult decisions and dealing with difficult situations, but the good news is that unlike IQ, you’re EQ can be developed and improved just like a skill. There are a number of ways that you can work on improving yours such as:

• Put yourself in someone else’s shoes and really look at things from their perspective. Try to feel what they are feeling and think about how they might react in that situation.
• Eliminate negativity from your life – always take a positive outlook on life and surround yourself with people who do the same
• Learn from your mistakes and successes. Take time to reflect back on experiences and situations and replay different scenarios and outcomes
• Visualise upcoming situations and walk through in your mind exactly how you want them to go. Imagine the variations and prepare for them.

Remember – success is not an accident. Those who have a achieved greatness educated themselves and took action in their lives.

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Equifax ACA administration platform logs over 10m

Equifax ACA administration platform logs over 10m
The Equifax ACA control Platform has actually seen the use rate for ACA-related solutions develop exponentially because the final variations of irs (IRS) reporting kinds 1094 and 1095 had been introduced. These forms, which require detailed …
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Analyst Watch: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)
Sell-side Research experts on Wall Street that monitor future profits development for Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) tend to be anticipating that company will upload an EPS range $ 1.1 when it comes to one-fourth closing 2015-06-30. This estimation is a consensus number …
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