Quantifying Potential: Cognitive Testing in Pre-Employment Screening

Can employees’ potential performance be calculated before they even start the job? Since the introduction of standardized cognitive testing, companies have sought to use these tools to select employees best suited to the job, especially for demanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. While many of these assessments have demonstrated practical predictive ability, questions remain about their fairness and broader applicability.1 Indeed, some assessments seem to disadvantage certain groups more than others, potentially engendering legal issues. As a result, industries have not widely adopted these tools. Furthermore, questions exist about what precisely these cognitive tests measure—that is, are employers testing general intelligence or more specific skills? As firms continue to modernize their hiring process in search of the best employees, cognitive testing will undoubtedly play a role, but its full impact remains to be seen.

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How Artificial Intelligence Fuels Social Media

Social media is a vital tool for content marketing, reaching consumers, and market analysis for both corporate juggernauts and small businesses. With massive amounts of user-driven data generated daily, social…

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The Future of Finance: Fintech in 2021

One of the most talked-about sectors in 2021, financial technology, commonly known as fintech, is more than just a buzzword. This cutting-edge field is poised for explosive growth over the…

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Art and Science: Five Creative STEM Careers!

What do the disciplines of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) have in common with the arts? According to popular conceptions, not much. However, experts suggest that STEM requires just…

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How STEM Is Fueling the Renewable Energy Revolution

Climate change is an uncomfortable reality: the earth is over two degrees hotter than the late 19th century. Although scientists overwhelmingly attribute increasing temperatures to carbon emissions, reducing carbon output…

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