PI Cognitive Assessment™

WHY PI Cognitive Assessment?

Many years of research show that general cognitive ability is the single best predictor of future job performance*. Being able to absorb new information, adapt to changing situations, solve problems, and process complex information are aspects of practically any job. Performance within these areas and pace of learning are strongly associated with successful on-the-job performance. PI Cognitive Assessment provides you with such valuable information about a person’s general cognitive ability.

* SMITH, M. & SMITH, P. (2004) Testing People at Work: Competencies in Psychometric Testing. Wiley-Blackwell.

What is PI Cognitive Assessment?

PI Cognitive Assessment is a web based assessment available in 80 languages, measuring a person’s general cognitive ability. PI Cognitive Assessment contains verbal, numerical and abstract questions. PI Cognitive Assessment is scientifically validated, culture neutral and takes 12 minutes to complete. Each assessment is unique as it is generated dynamically from a large pool of questions.

WHO USES PI Cognitive Assessment?

PI Cognitive Assessment is used by HR-departments and/or managers for recruitment and selection in order to clarify and confirm around the cognitive capabilities of a candidate. PI Cognitive Assessment is also used to support the development, assessment, promotion or talent management of individual employees.

HOW IS PI Cognitive Assessment USED?

A common misconception is that cognitive tests should only be used for high complexity positions like specialists or managers. Predictability increases with complexity, but predictability is still high for non-complex roles when compared to other selection tools*. Consequently, PI Cognitive Assessment may be used for all levels and positions to:

  • Select end employ the best suited candidates.
  • Coach and adapt work tasks for employees.
  • Develop and promote employees and leaders.
  • Performance management (map high performance KPI:s and cognitive abilities).
  • Identify future potentials (employees with a high cognitive ability level often leave low complexity positions if they feel understimulated).


PI Cognitive Assessment is used by public and private organizations of all sizes and industries to:

  • Increase productivity by using PI Cognitive Assessment before deciding on onsite interview (through mail or phone feedback when there are many applicants).
  • Increase quality by letting all applicants called for interview complete PI Cognitive Assessment (instead of only final candidates) to choose the best candidate from the best data.
  • Quality assure without external recruitment agencies/assessment centres.
  • Create a positive feedback based on candidates’ strengths (thanks to verbal, numerical and abstract questions in the same test).
  • Compare potential between candidates (1:1 comparable) or to norm groups.
  • Give recruiting managers an indication of where a candidate/employees needs more time and/or coaching.
  • Offer candidates a second chance if having a ”bad day” (thanks to the possibility to send up to three assessments with different questions to each candidate).
  • Evaluate competition/attraction power by comparing candidates’ average general cognitive ability with that of norm groups.
  • Secure complete cost control through a yearly license fee based on headcount including unlimited usage (introduction training included in license).

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