Employment Testing. The EEOC has issued a new fact sheet on the application of federal anti-discrimination laws to employment tests and selection procedures for workers and applicants.
The sheet describes commonly-used tests in the modern workplace, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and criminal background checks.
It also sets forth “best practices” for employers when using employment tests and other screening procedures, including:
- Determining the selection procedure with the least adverse impact on a protected group of employees.
- Updating test specifications or selection procedures to conform to changes in job requirements.
- Ensuring that managers understand the test procedure’s effectiveness and limitations, appropriate administration, and scoring.
Check out the fact sheet at the EEOC Web site.