Some specific abilities speak to specific jobs (see eChapter on using cognitive ability in selection).  Trained South African professionals have access to 29 job-specific international score ranges (benchmarks) based on Cognify (see Technical Supplement).  For example, score ranges exist for Computer Systems Engineers / Architects, Customer Service Representatives, Human Resources Generalists, and Project Managers.

 

Cognify is a game-based assessment of cognitive ability that assesses specific abilities such as Fluid reasoning (Gf), Visual-spatial processing (Gv), Quantitative knowledge (Gq), Comprehension-knowledge (Gc), Reading and writing (Grw), and Processing speed (Gs).  Cognify is reported to be a more engaging and enjoyable format when compared to traditional non-game-based assessments (see video for quick overview).  Professors Richard Landers’ presentation at an interdisciplinary workshop, highlights his findings based on independent research conducted with Cognify.  Professor Richard Landers is a world-renowned expert in gamification at Minnesota University.

 

P.S. The international technical manual can be sent on request.