Mental Agility Test

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Maximize Your Hiring Success with the McQuaig Mental Agility Test®: Enhance Your Candidate Evaluation and Unlock Peak Performance

In the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of business, it's crucial to make informed hiring decisions that maximize your organization's potential. The McQuaig Mental Agility Test (MAT) is a powerful cognitive ability test that accurately predicts job performance, ensuring you select the ideal candidates for your team. When used in conjunction with the McQuaig Word Survey® and the McQuaig Job Survey®, the MAT provides a comprehensive insight into your hiring and development decisions.

Introducing the McQuaig Mental Agility Test: A Key Predictor of Job Performance

The MAT is a measure of general intelligence, assessing an individual's ability to process information efficiently and effectively. It evaluates a candidate's mathematical ability, verbal fluency, comprehension, analytical thinking, and spatial relations, revealing how quickly they can use mental processes to solve work-related problems and acquire new knowledge.

Developed in line with the guidelines of human rights regulatory bodies such as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the MAT meets professional standards and has been proven to be a reliable and valid predictor of on-the-job performance.

Using the MAT for Recruitment and Benchmarking

To optimize your hiring process, follow these steps:


Create benchmarks for existing roles by testing high-performing employees in specific or similar positions, adjusting the scores based on further analysis, and comparing future candidates to this benchmark.


Assign the MAT to your short-listed candidates and review their results.


(Recommended best practice) Compare the candidates' results to your benchmark for the role.


If your preferred candidate is not a good match or scored poorly, conduct additional probing during follow-up interviews and reference checks.


Pair the MAT with the McQuaig Word Survey

When used in conjunction with the McQuaig Word Survey, the MAT greatly increases your chances of predicting on-the-job performance. As with any assessment or test, the MAT should never be the sole reason for including or excluding a candidate. Use it as one input, along with your McQuaig Word Survey and the results of a structured behavioral interview, to make an informed decision.

Invest in Your Organization's Future with the McQuaig Mental Agility Test

Don't leave your hiring decisions to chance. By incorporating the McQuaig Mental Agility Test into your selection process, you'll gain a deeper understanding of your candidates' cognitive abilities, enabling you to make informed decisions and build a high-performing team. To learn more about how the MAT can revolutionize your hiring process, book a demo or contact us today!