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    The company you work for is considering changing its applicant testing process. Your supervisor has asked you to address the following in a document that will be sent to other managers within the organization.

    Write a short essay discussing some of the legal and ethical considerations of major types of tests: cognitive abilities, motor and physical abilities, personality & interests, and achievement tests. Given these considerations, which testing system do you believe may be the most legitimate? Remember to compare and contrast testing methods specifically to demonstrate how the methodologies you have not selected may have more negative ethical and legal consequences than the one you have selected.

    In your answer also discuss ways in which advancements in technology have helped to make the applicant testing and selection process more efficient and effective.

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    Legal and Ethical Considerations for major types of tests:

    There are different state and federal laws that protect the rights of the applicants. Before administering tests that assess the cognitive abilities, motor and physical abilities, personality and interests, and achievement tests care should be taken that the validity of the test is widely documented and there is statistical evidence that the tests are reliable. In addition, the prospective employer should make sure that the tests do not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, gender, color or religion. Remember that the tests cannot inquire about any mental illness. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits that. All tests that may by chance reveal mental illness must be avoided. The validity of the tests is also important to know if it ...

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    This solution argues legal and ethical consideration for major types of applicant testing. It then advances ideas about tests that have the greatest legitimacy.