Transcript: One Way to Make Your Hiring Process More Legally Defensible
Vicki Cooper, Consulting Associate: Another really important question that comes up when we're introducing the concept of assessments with our clients is the legal aspect, and could implementing the assessment have any legal ramifications down the line.
Alli Besl, Ph.D.: That's a really good question, Vicki. A lot of times, clients will be a little concerned that implementing a test might get them into some legal hot water. But, actually, it's the opposite.
If you're implementing an assessment process, you're administering that same process to every candidate. It's very consistent and reliable – so you don't really need to worry about that. You're not asking them random questions or varying the questions you're asking from person to person. You're implementing a steady, consistent process.
Additionally, we conduct what's called Adverse Impact Analyses to ensure that our test doesn't discriminate against any protected groups in any way. So, it really makes you more legally safe from that perspective.
Vicki: Consistency is key!