Resource Articles About Employment Testing

This page contains informative articles regarding pre employment testing and applicant assessment issues.  We hope that by the time you have reviewed some of the articles listed below, you will have a better understanding of how the use of pre employment testing can benefit your company when used as a part of your employment selection procedures.

 
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There are few challenges quite as difficult as trying to recruit an effective sales force.  Because of its impact on the company's bottom line, selecting the right sales people is a critical area that requires a lot of attention.  When the sales force does not achieve the desired ...  Read more

 
 
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Test validity for a pre-employment assessment is an objective measure that provides evidence that the test or personality assessment actually measures what it purports to measure.  Validation is not a stamp of approval by any governmental agency but rather a study ...  Read more

 
 
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Validity and reliability are two terms that go hand in hand in any discussion of personality assessment or other forms of employment testing.  It is important to understand the difference between the two terms.  Validity basically refers to research that provides evidence that a test actually measures what it is supposed to measure. ...  Read more

 
 
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There are legal trends that strongly support the use of pre-employment testing.  Employers have been forced to defend an ever increasing number of negligent hiring lawsuits that seek redress for crimes committed by their own employees.  Those crimes range from rape of a customer in her home by a pizza delivery driver to assaults, homicides ...  Read more

 
 
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Whether to test or not is not really the question.  If your company has any kind of recruiting or selection process, I can just about guarantee that some form of applicant screening, background checks, skills testing or other selection procedure is being utilized.  Just about anything a company does regarding the selection...  Read more

 
 
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We all know how hard it is to get any really meaningful information out of a reference check.  Usually the information boils down to the dates of employment and many companies will not even disclose the position held.  Actually, such a system probably does work in the best interest of all three parties in the majority of cases.  At best, we are looking at ...  Read more

 
 
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During many discussions that I have regarding the use of pre-employment assessments, I am usually asked if personality assessments are really that fair to the applicant.  The question itself presupposes that the interview is a more fair and equitable process ...  Read more

 
 
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The E.E.O.C. has always tried to promote objectivity in the employee selection process.  The more objective the better.  Without an assessment program, you have a very subjective selection system that is highly fallible and will depend greatly on biases and prejudices.  Read more

 
 
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One of my very first sales presentations was to a small privately owned company that had six retail establishments.  The company was in a very competitive industry and many of the businesses in that industry were experiencing financial losses.  Profits and ...  Read more

 
 
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I would like to share with you an experience that I had with one of my clients that should serve as a wake up call regarding an applicant's "job fit."  I made a presentation to a local company and everything went well except that the vice president of human resources...  Read more

 
 
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Human behavior is absolutely fascinating.  Observing people and trying to predict what they will do next can provide a real learning experience.  Human behavior is quite predictable in many instances.  Personalities can be extremely complex but there are areas that...  Read more

 
 

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