This is a Podcast – 8 Minutes Duration.
Problem-solving and general learning ability have a long history of research dating back to the American Military in World War 1. General mental ability tests were developed to identify the suitability of recruits for officer training. A proliferation of research over the last 100 years has validated general mental ability as the best predictor of future job performance, no matter what the job role. This simple, one-off test has a validity factor of around .52.
In this week’s podcast, I stress the importance of conducting a ‘problem-solving’ test on your finalists in your current hiring project. It’s simple to do and very inexpensive. But best of all, it is highly productive of future job performance.
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