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Can IQ and Aptitude Testing Help You Secure the Perfect Candidate?

In 2016 the European Union employment rate for persons between the ages of 20 and 64 stood at 71.1%, the highest annual average recorded for the EU. In June last year, the European Commission adopted a Skills Agenda for Europe under the heading ‘Working together to strengthen human capital, employability and competitiveness’. The purpose of this is to ensure that individuals develop the skills necessary in order to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU. When it comes to hiring new employees, all employers are in agreement that they only want to hire the best candidates which is why a lot of careful planning goes into formulating recruitment and hiring processes. While the term ‘the best’ is extremely subjective, there are general traits and characteristics that all employers seek, such as general intelligence, verbal and non-verbal skills and levels of creative thinking. The correlation between IQ and work outcomes ... Read More