Gamers who completed a virtual reality (VR) game more quickly than their peers also exhibited greater levels of general intellect and cognitive power. The University of Cologne, University of Liechtenstein, and Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences conducted the investigation that led to this conclusion. The findings also suggest that virtual reality games can be valuable additional tools for human resource management in businesses to forecast work performance of a candidate. In the journal Virtual Reality, Markus Weinmann of the University of Cologne and his colleagues published their work titled “Intelligence at play: game-based assessment utilizing a virtual-reality application.”

Video games may suggest or even aid in the development of intellectual and cognitive talents, according to a number of studies. since one is intellect. While one of the most common determinants of job performance is intelligence, video games may be useful for human resource management. Only a small number of studies have particularly examined if and how VR games can be used to draw conclusions about intelligence in this area, despite the fact that many firms are rapidly embracing VR technology to attract candidates. The work of Markus Weinmann and his associates helps to close the knowledge gap between theory and application.

Weinmann and his colleagues in science invited 103 people to their lab. They completed the BIS-4 short version intelligence exam while playing the for-profit VR game “Work Simulator” under carefully monitored lab circumstances.

Analysis by the researchers demonstrates that players who finished the game more quickly than others also showed greater levels of general intelligence and processing capacity. An increase of 17% in processing capacity correlated with less time spent playing the game (by an average of 3.7 minutes). The results suggest that VR games can be useful supplementary tools in companies for predicting the job performance.