Why assess cognitive ability?
Cognitive ability is the strongest predictor of job success for all employment levels across industries. It helps to gain an understanding of the candidate’s ability to learn, apply new knowledge, and solve problems. Using cognitive ability assessments leads to increased quality of hire and, in the end, improves your company’s bottom line. The more complex the job, the more effective cognitive ability assessments are at predicting future on-the-job performance.
Cognitive ability is an umbrella term for a multitude of aspects that make up General Mental Ability (GMA). A person’s GMA involves reasoning, problem-solving, planning, abstract thinking, complex idea comprehension, and learning from experience.
Assessing different aspects of cognitive ability enables you to get a holistic understanding of a person’s cognitive processes.