Mental Processing Capability
If your hiring process is about the real added value of people
Sustainable organizations invest in hiring processes by default. Getting the right people in place requires aligning people with the complexity they have to manage.
About Valpeo Mental Processing Capability
Is a person able to understand and shape the complexity of a role in all of its dimensions?
Valpeo Mental Processing Capability online interview supports you in understanding how much value candidates are able to add, today and in the future. What one intuitively identifies as someone's 'potential', most likely refers to the development of the 'latent' capability over time. We look at the complexity someone can handle and his/her ability to solve complex problems, now and in the future. By appreciating mental processing capability you are able to build a talent pipeline and identify the current and future potential of employees to help them maximize their potential.
Key features
Holistic approach
Based on Levels of Work theory by Elliott Jaques
Supports your hiring and promotion processes
Detect talent: if you want to know the current and future potential capability of your people
Assessment based on an online and in-person interview
Receive a comprehensive and in-depth automated report
Get an indication of the person's capability mode in advance and ask specific question during the interview.
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Questionnaires and reports are available in English, Spanish, German, French, and Dutch
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Science behind the product
Method by Elliott Jacques
Our method is based on research by Elliott Jacques. He noticed that workers at different levels of the company had different time horizons. He was a pioneer in defining the interaction and the fit between the complexity of a function, role or organization, and the mental processing capability of an individual. He defined work as goal-directed behavior and organizations as systems that are been built up by distinguished layers of complexity.
Jaques' breakthrough was the discovery that a person's capability to perform complex tasks is a lifelong evolution. He defines this as 'mental processing capability', or the ability of people to handle complexity in decision-making. Managing complexity can be understood as the attempt to find patterns in order to make complexity easier to handle.

This is an indication of the extent to which a person is cognitively able to solve problems or add value at a certain level of complexity. As a role's complexity increases, mental processing capability gains importance for the simple reason that the unknown cannot be solved with what is known, but rather with what one is able to become consciously aware of.
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