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Using an IQ test for applicants or employees

Sunday 21 February 2021

An IQ test can be used when there are questions about an individual’s cognitive ability. The Bridge Ability Suite (IQ test) can accurately predict a person's capacity to take on a new position or training. You can also use this test to identify high flyers.

Using an IQ test for applicants or employees

As the name implies, an IQ test measures the intelligence or cognitive ability of an applicant or employee. The test shows how intelligent a person is and how logical someone can think. An IQ test is regularly used during application processes to test whether an applicant is suitable for the position.

IQ test: The Bridge Ability Suite

An IQ test is also called a cognitive ability test. An example of a such a test is The Bridge Ability Suite. This test measures abstract, numerical, and verbal abilities and is available at the MBO, HBO, and WO level.

IQ test for testing employees or applicants

IQ tests are often conducted in work situations to examine whether an employee can move on to a position at a higher level, or it can be used to determine the intelligence of an (external) applicant. The Bridge Ability Suite provides an accurate prediction of a person's capacity to take on a new position or training. You can also use this to identify high flyers.

Features of The Bridge Ability Suite:

  • Only available to companies and organizations;
  • Measure mental ability, including problem solving ability;
  • Measure numerical aptitude (arithmetic), verbal aptitude (linguistic insight), and logical thinking;
  • Provides insight into how quickly an employee can adapt;
  • Available at the MBO, HBO and WO level;
  • Available in 20 languages, including Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish;
  • Online, reliable, and scientifically substantiated.

Sample reports

Three reports are available for The Bridge Ability Suite:

  • IQ test Abstract report;
  • IQ test Numeric report;
  • IQ test Verbal report;

Target audience

The Bridge Ability Suite ability test (or intelligence test) measures the cognitive capacities of people with an education level from MBO to WO and an age from 15 years to 65 years. With the help of The Bridge Ability Suite, a prediction can be made about a person's maximum performance level (educational level or professional level), and an indication of intelligence (IQ) can also be given.

Video: the Bridge Assessment Platform

With an account on the Bridge Assessment Platform, you can invite candidates, administer online assessments, and order reports, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. The Bridge Assessment platform is used by companies, governments, psychologists, recruiters, and coaches in over 20 countries. The system is easy to use, so there is no need for extensive training. Also, you can start immediately; your account will be ready in just 1 day.

“The Bridge Ability Suite provides us with insights into things we may have overlooked ourselves, and it helps us to stimulate diversity within our organisation.”

Janine Mulder