The Impact Of Pre Employment Tests On Children And Public Settings

863 Words Jul 13th, 2015 4 Pages
The advent of computers resulted in the replacement of paper-and-pencil tests as the primary medium of test delivery, with computerized versions, overseen by a proctor. Technological innovations such as surveillance equipment, and random sampling from large item pools, evolved to aid in minimizing cheating during proctored tests (Gibby et al., 2009; Bartram 2009). The following proliferation of high speed internet into homes and public settings allowed some employers to adopt UIT in order to cut costs of pre-employment test administration while reaching a more diverse pool of applicants. Many selection officials, however, continue to use proctored tests for preliminary screening of applicants. The reasons for some selection officials resistance to adopting UIT has yet to be researched.
Perceptions of pre-employment tests Previous research has examined selection officials ' use and perceptions of various types of pre-employment tests used to measure a variety of constructs. Researchers have also examined factors likely to contribute to selection officials ' choice to use a particular test. A qualitative study by König, Jöri, and Knüsel (2011) served as a basis for examining how selection officials choose pre-employment tests by investigating how Swiss human resource (HR) managers perceived various selection instruments and the constructs on which these instruments were compared. Their results suggest that the constructs used to compare selection instruments vary widely…
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