How to check the intellectual competencies in the recruitment process?
Companies check resumes with academic qualifications, degrees and proper experience of the candidates before recruiting them. Their accolades with achievements would reveal their abilities in handling different matters of the new company. Their competency would depend on their common sense and linguistic ability in communicating the right and the necessary things required by the company amongst the people working in the same organization. Understanding the right thing and transferring the thought in the right manner down the line is the required intellectual competency in the organization.
Such intellectual competency cannot be achieved by checking only the results of the candidate. It could be checked by putting the candidate in the real situation test. The questions would be so asked as if the candidate is working in the organization and he faces a problem. His problem-solving attitude, his way of handling people in the organization and above all his way of communication whether he has wit or not all could be tested which reveals the candidates’ intellectual competencies. Only depending on results or scores of the candidates cannot help any recruiter to assess their intellectual competency. Their IQ test could only determine their intellectual competency.
Not the only aspect of intellectual competency depends on the problem solving skills. Another aspect is the creativity to be displayed in the organization. Creativity, analytical skills, writing a coherent paragraph all could not be achieved over video resumes. Group discussions, asking intellectual questions, information they have on reading newspapers, magazines or any other management books are all the aspects of intellectual competencies. Such test would also put the candidates into the leadership quality or leadership check. Only intellectual conversations or the candidate’s quoting a few sentences read from different books cannot suggest that they have abilities in handling problems and different situations. All these tests could only bring out their intellectual competency.