General Cognitive Ability refers to logical reasoning, the ability to learn and process information, form new insights, understand instructions, solve problems and discern meaning in confusion. This forms part of the core cognitive skills needed in almost all jobs, from blue collar to white collar jobs. Sound research is backing the fact that general cognitive ability predicts work performance and job training in almost all jobs.
The advantages of hiring the person with a high cognitive ability include less time spent on guidance and giving instructions, explanations and supervision. Less likelihood of foreseen work injuries and damage to property and equipment.
The impact of poor cognitive ability in the workplace, could lead to high cost mistakes, work injuries and excessive sick-leave, accidents leading to loss of data or equipment, and slow employee work rates.
Reduce these risks in your company and make sure to hire the applicant with the best cognitive ability.