Re: Technical Test

Subject: Re: Technical Test
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 11:32:34 -0800 (PST)

Alan Miller wrote...

> Have you considered this: pre-employment tests are a common source of
> lawsuits and EEOC complaints.

Yes, it has been considered. All our positions are considered TECHNICAL
positions and therefore merit a test on TECHNICAL competence. 9 times out of 10
this test is administered over the phone, where I don't even know the person's
color, disability status, veteran status, etc. There is also no written record
of this test. The test is administered verbally as part of the interview.

It is perfectly legal to question people on their technical skill. Furthermore,
I fear a world where we are not allowed to test people's skills because of
litigation-happy lawyers.

Andrew Plato


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