University Resources, Operations and Policies

Schools/Departments:

  • Office of Human Resources
  • Categories:

  • Employment/Human Resources
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    Skill Testing of Applicants


    Policy Statement

    The University is committed to hiring outstanding individuals who reflect diverse backgrounds, have the qualifications, values and potential necessary to achieve our goals. The hiring policies articulate sound practices to ensure that this is achieved and risks to the University are minimized.


    Reason for Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to establish appropriate guidelines for departments and offices that wish to use a skill test for potential employment candidates.


    Who Is Governed by this Policy

    Faculty and Staff


    Policy

    To ensure that the use of employment tests does not adversely affect the employment of any candidate, and does not violate the Equal Employment Opportunity laws, the Office of Human Resources must approve all pre-employment tests used as criteria for employee selection. The Office of Human Resources will evaluate the test to ascertain whether it is predictive of or significantly correlated with important elements of the job requisition description. Employment tests are considered valid only if they directly evaluate the same skills the applicant is expected to use in the performance of stated duties.

    A hiring department and/or School may conduct an approved employment test only in those areas where similar tests are not administered in HR. If an employment test for a particular job opening has been disapproved, the hiring department, or School may not give the test to any applicant.


    Definitions

    This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Procedures

    Hiring departments will attach to the job requisition any proposal for job testing with an explanation of the relationship of the skills tested and the skills required for job performance.


    Forms

    This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Related Information

    This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


    Policy Owner

    Jane Fisher
    Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations
    Levermore Hall, Room 203
    p – 516.877.3222
    e – fisher2@adelphi.edu

    Secondary Contact

    Anthony Moldonado
    p – 516.877.3223
    e – amaldonado@adelphi.edu


    Document History

    • Last Reviewed Date: May 31, 2018
    • Last Revised Date: May 31, 2018
    • Policy Origination Date: 

    Who Approved This Policy

    Jane Fisher
    Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations

     

    Schools/Departments:

  • Office of Human Resources
  • Categories:

  • Employment/Human Resources
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