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Specific aptitude tests
General cognitive ability tests
Biographical information blanks
Unstructured interview < 1.00 Common Background Checks
Common Background Checks “Screeningout” Devices Drug testing Urinalysis vs. RIAH (Hair testing)
ADA prohibits preemployment screening for alcohol
Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 Background checks Conducted at 25% of employers
Depends on the job – e.g. cash handling, children.
Signed consent to background or credit checks. Fair Credit Reporting Act Family Educational Rights Privacy Act Privacy Act of 1974 Employee Polygraph Protection Act (1988) Background Checks
Background Checks Negligent hiring The failure of an organization to discover, via due diligence, that an employee it hired had the propensity to do harm to others Sources of Information Social Security verification
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- Fall '07