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So what actually IS Abstract Reasoning – and why is it important?

So what actually IS Abstract Reasoning – and why is it important?

Verbal, Numerical and Mechanical Reasoning assessments are fairly self-explanatory, in terms of what they measure and the types of questions we can expect to be presented with. Abstract Reasoning, however, can be a little trickier to get one’s head around (because, well… it’s abstract!). To clear up any confusion, let’s take a look at exactly what it is, and why it’s useful.

Is Cognitive Testing Culturally Biased? How To Use It In a Diversity-Centric Manner

Is Cognitive Testing Culturally Biased? How To Use It In a Diversity-Centric Manner

We recently came across a Canadian study published this year by Hausdorf and Robie, which explored differences in general mental ability (GMA) test scores among culturally diverse groups in the context of employment selection. We delved deeper to understand whether using GMA tests in recruitment can result in adverse impact upon cultural minority groups and how we can use it in a diversity-centric manner.