Nothing affects corporate performance more than stupidity! I think companies should hire based on IQ scores. Think I am off my gourd? Demonstrating discrimination or elitism? That’s the point of this article as companies are already discriminating by screening out many qualified candidates, just because they do not have a certain qualification or are missing a certain criteria. So, why should a company hire you if your IQ score is lower than lets say 120?
HR already screens great candidates out if they do not have a degree, or have a low LSAT score, etc. They test people to screen candidates out that do not achieve certain test scores, so why not rule out all stupid people at the start by asking for their IQ score.
Maybe the government can save HR and companies a lot of work by instituting mandatory IQ testing. Your IQ score would follow you around on your drivers licence and all other appropriate records. You would have to present this at all interviews, saving HR and managers a lot of time if your score is too low. Stores could have their sales staff and clerks wear IQ badges so we could avoid the ones that would delay our goods purchasing by being incompetent at the cash register.
Your licence plate could also include your IQ score, maybe we could have the numbers flashing in lights on top of the car roof so we can try to avoid getting too close to cars with a low IQ. Dating would also become a breeze, as you could find your match much more quickly, smart or dumb, your choice, now made easy by a government near you. Back to hiring!
The point is that corporations already have such a system in place, it may not be IQ based but it keeps the deemed unqualified out of their corporate offices. Sometimes these IQ tests fall under the guise of educational standards or work experience. Do not be fooled as many of these are “IQ test like”, sure some of them are valid but many of them are simply to reduce the number of candidates applying or to reduce the workload in HR or to appease an elitist management group.
I say get rid of all that crap and just institute a national IQ program so we can get right to the point! The point of saying that we are all to lazy or too corrupt to find the best in the first place.