Harcourt Assessment Introduces Core Abilities Assessment

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New assessment helps predict job success by giving employers insight into a candidate's cognitive ability.

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., a leading talent assessment company, today introduced the Core Abilities Assessment. To assist employers in making more accurate hiring decisions, Core Abilities provides an in-depth assessment of the fundamental skills tied to job success.

"Using Core Abilities, recruiters and hiring managers can successfully gauge a candidate's probability for success," said Harcourt Assessment Vice President of Human Resources Phillip Weiss. "Core Abilities provides employers with objective information not readily apparent on a resume or during an interview. By eliminating the candidates lacking the necessary skills to learn and perform, businesses can save time by interviewing only truly qualified candidates and avoid the cost of making bad hires."

Core Abilities Assessment is a brief measurement of cognitive and reasoning abilities that predict success for service and entry-level occupations across multiple occupations and industries. Completed in just 15 minutes, Core Abilities' comprehensive and proven assessment combination of verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning skills provides employers with valuable information about a candidate's ability to learn and perform.

Core Abilities measures the following areas of competency:

  •     Verbal Reasoning: Measure of ability to understand concepts framed in words.
  •     Numerical Ability: Measure of the understanding of numerical relationships and facility in handling numerical concepts. The items are framed as "arithmetic computation" rather than "arithmetic reasoning."
  •     Abstract Reasoning: Nonverbal measure of reasoning ability. It involves the ability to perceive relationships in abstract figure patterns.

Harcourt Assessment offers a wide array of talent assessment solutions, helping employers to maximize their human capital investment and enhance HR workflow through assessment solutions that aim to improve the recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of a stellar workforce. Harcourt Assessment's solutions provide rapid, accurate, objective and unbiased insight, and better understanding of candidates and employees. This predictive information enables employers to make more accurate hiring decisions, align individual capabilities to organizational needs, and develop a high-performance and confident workforce. Companies of all sizes, world-wide, are leveraging these solutions to drive competitive advantage in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, leadership development, and job fit.

For more information on Harcourt Assessment's talent assessment products, visit http://www.AssessTalent.com.

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