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Interesting article from last week’s Economist magazine, describing the latest fad in candidate screening: video games.

Although the Israeli developers cite the wily candidate’s ability to foil traditional psychometric tests, it does seem to me that this new method would give an unfair advantage to those with the most experience playing computer games.  Well known dynamos of productivity and innovation that they are, when you can prize them off their bean bag.

All I know is, had KPMG used Mario Kart instead of Myers-Briggs in 1998, they would have shown me straight to the corner office (instead of the photocopier).

Steve (circa 1998)

What do you think?  Will it catch on?


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