Considering using pre-employment tests as part of your hiring process? Our Resources section is designed to provide you with helpful information in the form of blog posts, documents, Frequently Asked Questions, and videos on everything you may want to know about pre-employment testing. Some of the most popular topics are listed below.
What to expect from pre-employment testing?
By using professionally developed, validated testing instruments you are adding objective, data-driven metrics to your hiring process. Using tests should drive incremental improvements in your hiring results, and minimize the risk of bad hires. View video
Why do companies use pre-employment tests?
As an employer trying to make informed hiring decisions, you obviously want to gather as much relevant information on candidates as possible. The problem is that traditional methods of getting to know candidates resumes and interviews often don't yield much real insight. View video
How widespread is pre-employment testing?
The use of employment testing has grown dramatically in recent years because companies have become increasingly aware of the fact that their hiring success rates are linked directly to their bottom-line. Read more
White Paper on Pre-Employment Testing
Professionally developed and properly validated employment tests can help a company's hiring process by increasing the likelihood of hiring candidates who will perform well on the job. Pre-employment testing can help ensure alignment between the employee selection process and desired business outcomes such as lower turnover, increased sales, and higher customer satisfaction. Read more
What are minimum cutoff scores and should I use them?
If you have large applicant pools, using a hard cutoff score is a great way to efficiently filter your candidates, and to screen out those who lack the basic aptitude or skills required for the job. View video
Is using a maximum cutoff score ever a good idea?
We generally do NOT recommend using maximum cutoff scores. That is, we do NOT recommend excluding someone because she scored too high on an aptitude test for example. The reason we don't recommend this is that the science is just not clear enough on the benefits of screening out "overqualified" applicants. View video
Is it illegal to use certain types of tests?
Using well-validated aptitude, skills, and personality tests as part of your hiring process should reduce your organization's legal exposure related to hiring, for reasons we've explained elsewhere. However there are certain types of tests that it is NOT legal to use as part of your hiring process, because of the Americans with Disabiltiies Act (ADA). Read more
Does employment testing increase my company's exposure to potential lawsuits?
Actually, when implemented appropriately and in accordance with professional guidelines, employment testing should decrease your company's risk of legal exposure. This is because assessments are a very objective means of gathering data about job candidates, and can help make your company's hiring process less subjective. Read more