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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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Please refer to response attached. The choice of applicant testing system often depends on the type of job and job requirements (i.e., personality versus attitude), the number of resources available (i.e., cost of the ...

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The company you work for is considering changing its applicant testing process. This solution gives a detailed description of the legal and ethical considerations on several of the major tests: cognitive abilities, motor and physical abilities, personality & interests, and achievement tests, as well as compares and contrasts these tests including the advantages and disadvantages of each test. It then evaluates which testing system would be most legitimate and which advancements in technology might help to make the applicant testing and selection process more efficient and effective.

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