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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jul 20

For 50 years we’ve known that the best predictor of recruitment success is mental ability. In fact, according to the most recent meta-analysis of research on the predictive power of recruitment assessments, mental ability, on it’s own, predicts 42%–45% of the variance in workplace performance (Schmidt, Oh, & Schaffer, 2016).The following graph shows the overall distribution of the predictive power of various assessments and other hiring criteria.Schmidt, Oh, & Schaffer, 2016So, what have we done with this information? Not much. Many of today’s recruitment processes weigh factors like culture fit, 360 results, emotional intelligence, and personality more heavily than evidence …

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For 50 years we’ve known that the best predictor of recruitment success is mental ability. In fact, according to the most recent meta-analysis of research on the predictive power of recruitment assessments, mental ability, on it’s own, predicts 42%–45% of the variance in workplace performance (Schmidt, Oh, & Schaffer, 2016).The following graph shows the overall distribution of the predictive power …

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