What tests can be used to assess candidates cognitive capability? What is the difference between ability, aptitude, and attainment tests? What do each of these tell us about candidates? How are they used to make predictions about how candidates will perform on the job?
This week's Cafe' will discuss these questions, and we will examine a range of these tests namely information about their reliability and validity. Each of these tests tell us something different about candidates, and present a picture of how they are likely to perform on the job. For example, achievement tests tell us about what candidates have obtained, aptitude tests predict candidates future behaviour, and ability tests can be used to assess a candidates innate potential. How is this information used in practice? Is it easier to read about than it is to apply? We will discuss some of the practical challenges associated with this knowledge base. It will be an interesting discussion. Click on the button below to register your interest.