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 […]