Cognitive ability: the #1 predictor of job success

Are you pushing your team to great heights, or toward the edge of a cliff?

Studies by IO psychologists repeatedly show that finding someone with cognitive ability that aligns well with the job is the single strongest predictor of job success. Understanding an employee’s capacity to learn and absorb information is critical to matching them successfully with a job. It’s also critical to successfully managing their performance and development in that job. If we don’t understand the cognitive abilities of our teams, we are hiring and managing in the dark.

The PI Cognitive Assessment™ measures our capacity to learn, adapt, and quickly grasp new concepts in the workplace. Cognitive ability assessments are proven predictors of training success and job performance across all job levels and industries.

When you understand cognitive ability, you are better able to choose employees who are best matched to the role they you have—who will learn quickly and independently where required, and who are able to meet and exceed performance expectations.

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Backed by science

The PI Cognitive Assessment is a scientifically validated measure of general mental agility—modeled on strict standards of test construction set by professional organizations such as the APA (American Psychological Association), SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology), and the ITC (International Test Commission).

When used under PI guidance, the PI Cognitive Assessment is a powerful and legally defensible assessment of high quality talent decision-making. Learn more about the Science Behind PI.

Complement this assessment with the PI Behavioral Assessment™ to better understand each employee’s individual drives and needs.

For almost all jobs and countries, this methodology is built to the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), and the International Test Commission (ITC).