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Can intelligence tests really help you to choose smart candidates?

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HC Online | 14 Oct 2015, 11:13 AM Agree 0
A researcher from the University of Sydney claims that his studies have shown employers are overlooking a specific measurement of candidate intelligence.
  • | 14 Oct 2015, 12:55 PM Agree 0
    It's very interesting research and is in line with other psychometric testing research conducted in Australia. A multi-tasks test developed by Rightpeople in Australia showed that multi-task tests offer benefits over and above traditional cognitive ability tests in candidate selection. In this multi-tasks test, the candidate must complete two tasks together (such as remembering a list of words while completing another cognitive task). Multi-task tests have also been shown to better predict management performance when compared to traditional problem solving measures. Simple versions can be applied to areas like contact centres. These basic versions are known as attention switching tests. The benefits of multi-task tests over traditional cognitive ability tests seem to lie in the way they assess a person's attentional capacity ( the ability to attend to multiple tasks).
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