This is what job interviews of the future may look like

Companies are drastically reshaping the way they measure people's abilities

Over the past four months, 2,000 people trying to get hired by McKinsey have been plonked in front of a computer screen showing a picture of an island and these words: "You are the caretaker of an island where plants and animals live in a variety of diverse ecosystems."

This is the start of a computer game the consultancy is testing as it tries to lure clever, tech-savvy people from beyond its traditional Ivy League business school hunting grounds.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2018, with the headline 'This is what job interviews of the future may look like'. Print Edition | Subscribe