Even in rough terrain, you can grow your career in human resources.
SHRM members may adapt and use these sample interview questions to fit their company policies, practices and culture.
A one-year, all-access pass to the SHRM eLearning library features 500+ courses on a variety of HR topics to support your development.
Join us, September 27 - 28.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Dec. 3, 2007, issued an extensive fact sheet that describes how to apply federal anti-discrimination laws to employer tests and other applicant selection and screening procedures used during the employment process.
“This fact sheet will help employers voluntarily comply with EEOC-enforced statutes, as companies seek lawful and efficient ways to screen large numbers of applicants,” said Commission Chair Naomi C. Earp. “Tests and other selection tools can be an effective means of making employment decisions, as long as they are not used to screen out individuals in a discriminatory way.”
The fact sheet describes common types of employer-administered tests and selection procedures, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks and criminal background checks. It suggests “best practices” for employers to follow when using them. For example, the EEOC says:
For more information about experiences and challenges encountered by employers, employees and job seekers in testing, read the testimony from the commission’s meeting on testing.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
CA Resources at Your Fingertips
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies