Caveat emptor…buyer beware! This well-known consumer warning means that smart shoppers should do their research, compare options, and make sure they’re getting the best value for their money. It’s the same for a business owner or hiring manager, for whom no investment is more important than his or her employees. That’s why we take care to be thorough and detailed in all aspects of the recruitment process, from initial screenings through reference checks.
Similarly, pre-employment testing can be an effective means of determining which applicants are most qualified for a particular job. However, employers must proceed with caution, as use of these tests may violate federal and state nondiscrimination laws.
Examples of Pre-Employment Testing
Let’s take a look at some of the basic tests employers might give, many of which can even be administered online: