What you need to know about cognitive ability assessments.
A cognitive ability assessment is used to assess an individual’s problem-solving, analytic and reasoning skills. This type of assessment is commonly used to measure how quickly a person can move from acquiring knowledge, retaining it, organising it, and then being able to apply it in a given situation.
If an individual isn’t assessed against the personal characteristics that are relevant to the job, employers could recruit or promote people who are not well suited to their role, which can be disruptive and costly to the organisation.
A cognitive ability assessment allows everyone involved in the recruitment, or learning and development process, to work from established criteria. This means that assessors and employers can determine if an individual is likely to perform in a role.