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How You Should - and Shouldn't - Be Using Hiring Assessment Tools
Hiring assessments can be a slippery slope for employers, especially when these assessments rule out protected employees and create disparate impact. Upstate Niagara Cooperative just learned this the hard way when a female job applicant sued; they’ll pay $1.35 million to settle the suit. In this case the disparate impact related to a physical exam requiring her to lift a 50-pound crate. The company hired 155 men, compared to 5 women, from 2008 to 2014. Other assessments, like the popular MMPI, c