Adverse Impact and Test Validation: A Practitioner's Guide to Valid and Defensible Employment Testing

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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Adverse impact analyses and test validation promote social justice and equity. Employers who unknowingly use invalid tests or recruitment procedures that have an adverse impact are reducing minority and/or female representation in their workforce, unfairly screening out qualified workers and (worst of all) just plain discriminating. Dan Biddle's Adverse Impact and Test Validation provides you with analyses that allow you to identify which of your selection procedures have adverse impact. The validation steps will help you decide whether to keep the selection procedure (because it's valid), change it, or stop using it altogether. This second edition contains new material on using multiple regression to evaluate pay practices and provides step-by-step instructions for using SPSS or Excel for evaluating your company's pay practices for possible inequities. New content on how to define "Internet applicants" and set up defensible Basic Qualifications (BQs) for online recruiting will help employers ensure compliance with EEO regulations and screen in qualified applicants. Specific guidelines for developing and validating written job knowledge tests, such as those used for police and fire promotional testing, have also been included in this new edition. The CD included in the back cover of the book includes tools (which may be used on a trial evaluation basis) describing several of the functions described in the book, including Adverse Impact ToolkitA(R), Test Validation and Analysis ProgramA(R) (TVAPA(R)), Guidelines Oriented Job AnalysisA(R) (GOJAA(R)) Manual, and Content Validity Checklists. This highly pragmatic guide goes beyond the concepts, theories and ideas behind adverse impact and test validation. It not only explains what to do but crucially, also shows you how to do it. The second edition has been expanded to include two brand new chapters with a new Appendix and comes with new editions of the accompanying software. As a means of protecting your organization from litigation, damage to employee relations and to your corporate reputation, Adverse Impact and Test Validation is a 'must-have' purchase for human resource professionals, testing and recruitment specialists.
 

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Contents

Adverse Impact
1
Selection Procedure Development and Validation
27
Developing Validating and Analyzing Written Tests
57
Administering and scoring an interview
90
Using Selection Procedures Cutoff Scores Banding
105
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Dan A. Biddle, Ph.D. is president and CEO of Biddle Consulting Group, Inc., an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action consulting firm. Since 1974, BCG has provided expert witness and/or consulting services in over 200 state, federal, and circuit level court cases involving EEO and test validation matters. BCG has over 1000 clients worldwide.

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