Skills Assessment - Employers can use these test effectively by using the test the gather information that relates to a specific employee that will

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Checkpoint: Skills Assessment 1 Skills Assessment William Edwards PSY/210 Donna Volk
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Checkpoint: Skills Assessment 2 Of course there are advantages and disadvantages to everything that is done; including skill assessment. The best advantage is that you are able to test a large group of applicants at one time and sort through them based on their scores quickly. Then match up the best scores with the appropriate resume. There is also the convenience of the testing and the validity or backup as to why someone was hired. One of the biggest disadvantages is that getting the test results back can take a long time which can hinder the position being filled as quickly as possible. There is also the fact that testing can be very costly, and the test themselves generally test on superficial knowledge; meaning that it is something that many people know without training, and this can inadvertently give you the wrong person for the job.
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Unformatted text preview: Employers can use these test effectively by using the test the gather information that relates to a specific employee; that will help them make a career decision that is in the best interests of both the employee and the company alike. Though these tests can be used to identify the absolute best person for a specific job; I personally think the tests have an unreliability that can’t be overlooked. I do agree that they can help measure a person’s psychological makeup, and do help the company choose the right person for the job, but I think they should be used for screening first and not as a determining factor. The company should use them before interviews are actually set up like at the time of application submission. That way the company has a general idea of what the person is all about, but doesn’t rely of the test to determine who will be hired....
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Williams during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Skills Assessment - Employers can use these test effectively by using the test the gather information that relates to a specific employee that will

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