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October 8, 2017
Shana Lebowitz

A growing body of research suggests general cognitive ability may be the best predictor of job performance. This Business Insider article mentions research by Frank Schmidt, emeritus professor of management and organizations, and his colleagues. The 2004 article is one of the most widely cited pieces of research on the topic. The researchers reviewed dozens of studies and found that smarter people generally perform better at work, probably because smart people learn new skills more quickly. Read more.