What Pre-Employment Tests Are Used in the US?

What Pre-Employment Tests Are Used in the US?

There are more than 3,000 different employment and pre-employment tests on the U.S. market. Tens of millions of applicants take such tests every year. The employment testing and screening is a $500 million-a-year industry with an annual growth rate over 10%. Pre-employment tests differ by the testing areas. The types of pre-employment tests and procedures may include cognitive tests, physical ability tests, sample job tasks, medical inquiries and physical examination, personality and integrity tests, criminal background checks, credit checks, performance appraisals and other tests and screening techniques. Under the law, all of those tests should be done in a non-discriminatory manner . In addition to this some tests have specific […]

How Reliable Are Pre-Employment Tests?

How Reliable Are Pre-Employment Tests?

Since the polygraph test is mostly not allowed, employers use other tests to screen the pool of their potential and current employees. Those other tests are usually paper and pencil honesty tests that are much cheaper and simpler to administer. The most well-known paper and pencil honesty test is the Reid Report, which is widely used in the U.S. for the last 70 years. The test’s dimensions of measurement include integrity attitudes (reaction toward dishonest acts of others), social behavior (admission of former missteps), substance use (admission of illegal substance use), and work background (previous work experience and trends). Supplemental dimensions of measurement may include such things as sociability, optimism […]