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Fundamentals of Human Resources Management, Fourth Edition by Diane Arthur

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4Testing

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Explain how preemployment and employment tests are used.

• List testing advantages and disadvantages.

• Describe the test validation process.

• Identify the components of test administration.

• Select from an array of different types of tests.

Following World War II, testing was used extensively as a means for selecting new hires. The popularity of testing as a selection tool continued for several decades, only to decline toward the end of the 1990s. However, due in part to a globally competitive economy, heightened security concerns, and a shortage of skilled labor, ...

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