Cognitive ability is one of the best predictors of work performance (see our eChapter on using cognitive ability in selection).  JVR, in collaboration with Revelian, found evidence for the predictive validity of g based on Cognify.  g, as measured by Cognify, explains 49% of the variance in future job performance based on our concurrent validation study (see Technical Supplement).  Performance is multidimensional and we also found evidence that Cognify predicts task performance, organisational citizenship behaviours, adaptive performance, and leadership effectiveness (see Case Study for a breakdown).


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 with meta-analytical evidence on the predictive validity of Cognify can be sent on request.