General ability is a strong, scientifically accepted success factor.

Talentia Executive uses Capability Match for evaluation of general ability, which has proven to have a higher reliability than traditional IQ or ability tests.

Capability Match is a method based upon more than 50 years of research by Canadian professor Elliott Jaques. His research has shown that different roles in an organization have different requirements regarding the ability to manage complexity. A role with a longer planning horizon leads to a higher uncertainty and more factors to consider, which demands greater ability to manage complexity compared to a role of a shorter planning horizon. Elliott Jaques’ research shows that both the level of the role as well as the individuals’ ability to manage complexity are mesurable.

When using Capability Match in recruitments one begins with quantifying the current level of the role. Final candidates then undergo an assessment to ensure compatibility with the role.