Subject: Business / General Business
The company you work for is considering changing its applicant testing process. Your supervisor has asked you to research testing methods and make your recommendation. This proposal will be submitted to the vice president for review and consideration.
For the purpose of this assignment, it helps to have a specific type of organization in mind. Provide an opening paragraph stating the nature of the company you are choosing for this assignment (e.g., retail organization, factory, school, police department, etc). You may be creative in what type of organization you choose.
Select (at minimum) 3 major types of tests (examples include cognitive abilities, motor and physical abilities, personality and interests, achievement tests, work sampling, etc.).
Discuss the legal and ethical implications you see with each test.
What specific employment laws will be a factor?
What adverse impact (if any) may be created in using each test, and how could that be minimized?
Based on the results of that compare/contrast, which testing method do you believe may be the most appropriate for your organization and why?
Remember to compare and contrast testing methods specifically to demonstrate how the methodologies you have not selected may have more negative ethical and legal consequences than the one you have selected.
Within the proposal, you should also discuss ways in which advancements in technology have helped to make the applicant testing and selection process more efficient and effective.
As the human resources manager, you want to ensure that your company's hiring practices follow all applicable laws and preserve the rights of employment candidates.
Develop a questionnaire that managers at your company will use when they are interviewing applicants. This document must contain the following:
The name of the position for which the candidates will be interviewing
At least 12 permissible questions that will be asked to all candidates
A summary of illegal questions that should never be asked in the recruitment process