After several years in production, we're celebrating the rollout out of the very first edition of Lectica First.
Ultimately, we'll be releasing Lectica First as a subscription, but before we ask you to commit we'd like to get you hooked.
Our brilliant plan is to work closely with you to develop a customized experiment that will demonstrate what Lectica First can do for your recruitment system. Then, we'll let you talk us into a subscription.
Lectica First is the pronounceable name of Lectica's Field-Indexed Reasoning Skills Tests and the service that delivers them. Lectica First provides customized and objective front-line to upper-mid-level recruitment screening assessments that measure the best predictor of workplace performance—workplace reasoning. Each Lectica First assessment is customized to fit an organization's field of work, the level of the role to be filled, and the primary tasks of the role.
Forget resume scanners. Resume scanning is the kind of thing we do when we can't afford anything better.
Lectica First is a rational way to make the first cut in a recruitment process because it measures mental skill—the very best predictor of hire success.
There is no doubt about it, research repeatedly shows that the greatest predictor of recruitment success is mental ability. This is true even though the tests traditionally used to measure mental ability were multiple-choice tests with items that had little to do with the knowledge and skills required in the workplace.
Lectica First assessments measure more than conventional multiple-choice aptitude tests. They are direct measures of the complexity level of the mental skills applicants apply in response to real-world workplace scenarios. But we don't stop there. We also examine the fit between complexity level scores and the complexity demands of a given role. Lectica First measures role fit.
The sample spreadsheet below shows results for a few of over 2000 applicants for a front-facing retail role. Selection is simple. All we're looking for are:
In the sheet below, the role's ideal Lectical Score range is from 1065 to 1075. This means that individuals scoring in this range are likely to find the role just challenging enough to stimulate engagement, satisfaction, and flow. Rows for the most promising candidates are highlighted in teal.
Obviously, role-fit is not everything you need to know to make a good hiring decision, but it is the first thing you want to know.
If you would like to know more about our approach to recruitment assessment, here are some articles you may find interesting.
Lectica First assessments are taken online in secure sessions. Cheating is difficult for a number of reasons:
If you have concerns about cheating, we recommend that you consider re-testing final candidates under observation.