The NFL Wonderlic Test and the NFL Scouting Combine: The top 7 questions

The NFL Draft often brings questions to Wonderlic regarding how our test of cognitive ability relates to football. In this article we share some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the NFL Wonderlic test and its use at the NFL Combine, where our test is administered. Each y...

Synergy in Testing: Combining Personnel Assessments for Optimal Results

There are all sorts of tools you can use for screening job applicants. Two are particularly effective when used together… When many businesses do testing before a hire, they choose to focus on one area, such as basic skills or personality. While this practice can provide valuable information about an applicant, the validity of the hirin...

Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

Cognitive ability testing measures a person’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of a specific job....

Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

How important are job specific cut scores? Very. A cut score is the lowest score a candidate can achieve on an assessment to receive further consideration in the hiring process. Frequent...

Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

With enrollment in higher education down, it is now more important than ever that we do everything possible to bring in student candidates that have the best opportunities to succeed and stay through completion. This starts with the student admissions process. First, we need to start by testing every student applicant. This mean...

Choosing a President Objectively (In an Ideal World)

Presidential candidates come from all walks of life and bring a variety of experiences to the campaign trail. Some are great debaters. Others give rousing speeches. Even physical appearance can make a difference to some voters. With so much variability (not to mention campaign spin!), how can voters find an easy and objective way to compa...

Understanding the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)

The leading student admissions test for Career Colleges is the Scholastic Level Exam (SLE). This blog explains what it is, what it’s used for, and how it can help your school admit students who are likely to succeed in the classroom and beyond. Let's talk about Wonderlic's ...

Cognitive Ability Tests vs. Basic Skills Tests

Are you confused about the difference between a cognitive ability test and a basic skills test? This blog will help you understand what each assessment measures and what you can use them for. In my daily job, I answer a lot of questions about our tests, from how to use them to what they measure. Today I’m going to talk about a phone ca...

Why You Need More Than Just a Resume

There’s nothing like a first impression, and in the case of job applicants, that is often a resume. But let’s be honest for a second about resumes and their real value when it comes to making hiring decisions. We skim them, and the more resumes we have, the less time we have to spend reviewing them. In fact,...