Want to understand more about pre-employment testing?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

-- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has guidelines on pre-employment testing at http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/factemployment_procedures.html. If you believe a test you took was discriminatory and you are not hired, you can report that to the EEOC.

-- The American Psychological Association has compiled a voluntary list of Rights and Responsibilities for test takers. Among the rights are an explanation of the test's purpose, the fees involved, and confidentiality of results. http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/rights.aspx

-- Many industry associations offer guidelines, and some sectors must follow federal rules for hiring and retaining staff. Also check message boards for information on pre-hiring screening.

-- Pre-employment drug tests and health tests are another common form of inquiry, but they usually occur after the job has been offered.

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