employment test

employment test

[em′plȯi·mənt ‚test]
(industrial engineering)
Any of a wide variety of tests to measure intelligence, personality traits, skills, interests, aptitudes, or other characteristics; used to supplement interviews, physical examinations, and background investigations before employment.
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When student loans make success in personal finances difficult, it may be challenging to pass that employment test. "Jobs are necessary for financial success," said Tom Knickerbocker, executive vice president of Ameritech Financial.
14, THE 3RD CIRCUIT ENFORCED an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) subpoena directed to an employment test maker in EEOC v.
The BBC will set up an "objective employment test" for people who work for it and review the terms of their employment, but the report identified 804 freelance on-air talents who earn more than PS50,000 as "a priority".
It also wants the government to introduce a sustainable employment test to ensure that any future employment laws help - rather than hinder - the creation of new jobs.
The Conference Report to the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984(17) indicated that the principles of Dole(18) apply in determining whether the condition of employment test is met.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), this language means that an employer must only demonstrate that a test is job-related and consistent with business necessity when a direct link exists between performing poorly on the employment test and the disability.
Thus, for example, it would be unlawful to administer a written employment test to an individual who has informed the employer, prior to the administration of the test, that he is disabled with dyslexia and unable to read.
For instance, although they don't flat-out say so, they seem to agree with the National Academy of Sciences' conclusion that employment test scores are good predictors of job performance, and seem to suggest that restriction of their use under affirmative action is a bad practice.
Many job applicants carry their smartphones with them when appearing for employment tests since they need it to use ride-hailing apps, online maps and to stay in touch with their loved ones.
It informed the first employment tests, and it may have influenced the beginning of the arms race in the 1950s.
Specifically, it protects against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin and sex (Employment Tests, 2010).
It addresses various topics related to these laws and claims: the employment relationship and discrimination; recruitment, interviews, background checks, and employment tests; affirmative action, harassment, diversity issues, and work-life conflicts; pay, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment, including collective bargaining and safety and health; performance appraisals, training and development, monitoring and surveillance, and investigations; and terminating employment.
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