Israeli start-up Knack is hoping companies are ready for the idea that the best candidate for any given job may be evaluated using a video game. Candidates play one fo four games, with the aim of extrapolating their cognitive skills into an evaluation which is then forwarded to their potential employer.
If it all sounds a bit Brain Age-y, the science behind the idea seems to be sound, at least as supported by Chris Chabris of the Centre for Collective Intelligence at MIT. Shell and consultancy Bain & Company are currently using the service on a trial basis, raising the reasonable possibility of a near future where we will be putting video game high scores on our resumes.
Source The Economist
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