General Cognitive ability is defined as a general mental capability involving reasoning, problem solving, planning, abstract thinking, complex idea comprehension, and learning from experience.
GCA is widely considered the best predictor of job performance and can be measured through a GCA assessment that combines numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning tests.
Aside from its role in predicting job performance, GCA assessment is an effective practice that can be used to screen multiple applicants at the same time.
The predictive ability of GCA assessment depends on the complexity of the job.
Atomic Hire GCA Assessment
Atomic Hire's proprietary GCA Assessment consists of 20 questions that combine abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning. The questions vary in difficulty and each candidate who completes the assessment receives a score in a scale from 0-100.
Candidates are ranked based on their GCA Assessment results making it easier for recruiters to decide which candidates to move forward to the next stage of the recruitment pipeline.