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Psychological testing in the workplace

Please can someone help me out with some information on three types of psychological testing used in the workplace and differentiate between those used for pre-employment or retention.
I also have to explain the validity and reliability issues surrounding the use of psychological testing and discuss ethical issue involved in psychological testing.

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Psychological testing in the workplace is on the rise, almost every big company uses some type of a test to screen individuals for employment. The ASVAB is used by all branches of the military to screen candidates. Many companies use personality tests to see who they feel will best fit into their company.
There are other tests used that measure management skills, honesty and intellegence
Bates, S (Feb. 2002) Personality Counts HR Magazine Retrieved January 20, 2011 from Website http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3495/is_2_47/ai_83058907/
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Psychological testing in the workplace is exemplified. References are also provided to further validate the findings.