Challenging the Myths of Fair Employment Practices

Synopsis

Dr. Barrett offers a two-pronged approach to testing procedures in employee selection. First he describes tests that are most effective in identifying qualified job candidates. Second, he shows how to use them in ways that will produce the desired results while minimizing an adverse impact on minorities, women, or older and disabled workers. Since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and related laws went into effect, many myths have sprung up with regard to what employers can and cannot do when they hire and promote -- and Barrett explains them here. In doing so, he provides tested, legally sanctioned methods that will not only improve the quality of a company's workforce, but also instill the confidence needed to manage the human resource function ethically and equitably. This is a necessary resource for human resource professionals and in some cases, their attorneys as well.