Advantages of using a cognitive ability test in Brisbane workplaces

A cognitive ability test is quite useful in Brisbane workplaces because it measures a host of abilities that are essential when you are assessing employee performance. These tests typically comprise questions that evaluate how an employee addresses job-related challenges by measuring an employee’s ability to learn quickly, and to reason and think through a problem to a logical conclusion.

Benefits of a cognitive ability test for employers in Brisbane

These abilities are essential for a variety of different jobs and there is plenty of research that demonstrates the usefulness of cognitive ability tests in assessing both job performance and training outcomes. These type of tests help employers and managers to decide the best career paths for their employees and whether they may benefit from additional training, mentoring or even a challenging promotion or new role.

Knowing which employee will benefit from a particular career path can save a lot of time and money that may otherwise be spent encouraging an employee in one direction, when they would be much happier and more successful heading in another direction.

In Brisbane, a cognitive ability test has been shown to be particularly useful to predict job performance for more challenging roles, identifying qualities that even the employee may not know they possess. Since they assess an individual’s ability to reason and think through a situation, these tests can be very useful for managerial roles or senior positions where being able to identify and manage complex situations is an essential task.

Other benefits of using these tests are that they are very simple to administer to large groups of employees at one time, requiring no special skills from those overseeing these tests. The results are also very difficult to influence by the employee, which is why they are very effective at identifying individuals with certain abilities.

In fact, some research has found that employee retention rates are increased when a cognitive ability test is used to help them find their best career path within an organisation.

If you are interested in using a cognitive ability test to evaluate your employee’s work performance in Brisbane, contact Urban Psychometrics on 07 3535 1220 or send us an email.