ENSURING FAIR AND EQUITABLE EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS

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Ensuring Fair and Equitable Employment Decisions: The Foundation - A White Paper

According to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Principles for the Validation and Use of Employee Selection Procedures (2018): “personnel decisions are decisions to hire, train, place, certify, compensate, promote, terminate, transfer, and/or take other actions that affect aspects of employment,” whereas selection procedures refer to “a wide variety of methods of measurement that can be used to assess a wide variety of constructs (i.e., knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics [KSAOs] or competencies) that underlie personnel decision-making.”

Dr. Toni S. Locklear, Chief Technical Officer at APTMetrics, has written a new white paper that provides a foundation for understanding three key concepts crucial to ensuring fair and equitable employment decisions — job-relatedness (“validity”), reliability, and the consideration of less-discriminatory alternatives.

Summary

Professional and legal standards provide a framework for how industrial-organizational psychologists, human resource professionals, governmental agencies, and often the courts approach the evaluation of selection procedures.

Ensuring Fair and Equitable Employment Decisions