Friday, May 09, 2014

Online tests are the latest gateway to landing a new job

The Washington Post reports:
Web-based tests have become a key gateway to landing a job, a potent screening tool that can effectively bump a résumé to the top or bottom of a manager’s pile.

Companies are using these tests to evaluate skills and personalities for job openings at every rung of the career ladder, from bank teller to C-suite executive. They are not merely on-screen versions of decades-old paper employment tests. They are built on the power of big data: Creators have harnessed a massive trove of results to help companies pinpoint the kind of worker who might thrive in a particular job.
No word yet on when Jesse Jackson will yells racism since the tests might have been designed by computer programmers that don't reflect "diversity".