Validating employment tests
These types of tests help answer questions about whether the applicant will be successful if he or she is hired.Cognitive Tests Cognitive tests are used to measure a candidate's reasoning, memory, perceptual speed and accuracy, and skills in arithmetic and reading comprehension, as well as knowledge of a particular function or job.Talent Assessment Tests Talent assessments are utilized to help predict a new hire’s job performance and retainability.The focus is on potential skills and abilities, as distinct from either personality or developed skills revealed by an applicant’s work history.Personality tests are usually written in such a way as to reveal any attempt at dishonesty.
The longer answer is that the tests must be non-discriminatory and the tests must be properly administered and validated.
English Proficiency Tests English proficiency tests determine the candidate's English fluency and are typically administered to candidates whose first language is not English.
Sample Job Task Tests Sample job task tests including performance tests, simulations, work samples, and realistic job previews, assess a candidate's performance and aptitude on particular tasks. Tests for Restaurant Jobs Restaurants may test job applicants as part of the screening process to determine how much they know about the business, and how well they would be able to handle the job.
Strong emotional intelligence is important for most jobs and critical for some since emotionally intelligent people have the ability to work well with colleagues, interact with the public, and handle disappointments and frustrations in a mature and professional way.
Pre-Employment Physical Exams Employers may require a pre-employment physical examination to determine the suitability of an individual for a physically demanding or potentially dangerous job.