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Subject:[Fwd: Re: The OTHER Test] From:Annamaria Profit <inteltek -at- erols -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:48:12 -0400
Vehemently disagreeing with the policy isn't enough. Work to change
it...it's currently standard corporate HR policy. I don't agree with
all of it. I have nothing to do with its formulation, execution, or
practice! ; ))) But I respect your right to say it sucks! Now lets get
back to tech writing and those things we can change! ; )))
"Giordano, Connie" wrote:
> I vehemently disagree! In the information age, it is so easy for some other
> entity, known or unknown to you, to make a nightmare of your financial
> situation, so as to make a credit history check almost invalid. Add to that
> the abysmal reputation the credit history companies have for making mistakes
> and failing to rectify errors, and it's a long road back. Such problems are
> increasingly common as your personal life becomes electronically available
> to larger and larger degrees. It doesn't make you a sociopathic or
> psychopathic, and it doesn't even make you a failure in navigating the
> various environments you describe.
> Writing tests that attempt to reflect the real world aren't perfect, but
> they are a better way of weeding out undesirables from your list of TW
> candidates than a bad credit report and no opportunity to provide an
> explanation. Relying on any single item during the qualifying and hiring
> process is a sure guarantee that you'll eventually miss the best candidate
> or hire the worst.