A Cognitive Ability Test in the Workplace
Cognitive ability (also called intelligence or the g factor) refers to the capacity to reason, plan, and solve problems. A person’s cognitive abilities impact job performance. Therefore, cognitive ability plays a crucial role in an employee’s job suitability and success.
There is a strong consensus among I/O psychologists that cognitive ability is the single best predictor of job performance and it is a common HR practice to utilize cognitive ability tests for selection purposes.
Candidates who score well on cognitive ability tests are more likely to complete training successfully, learn and digest new information on the job, and adapt more quickly in fast-changing work environments.
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When a person’s cognitive ability is measured, employers better understand their ability to:
- Think abstractly
- Comprehend concepts
- Learn from experience
- Apply new information
- Adapt to new situations
- Find solutions to problems
Research has shown that cognitive ability tests have better predictive validity than other common selection tools. In practice, eighty percent of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. utilize pre-employment tests to understand the candidates’ differences in cognitive ability before making a hiring decision.
HighMatch creates custom job profiles which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and the skills required for success in the role and at your company, using straightforward language to ensure high adoption and usage by your teams.