Ethics & Legalities: What are the strict ethical standards and legal issues that talent development professionals should consider when working with employees and organizations? What are the legal issues and their implications for training, learning, and performance at work? (AOE 7. Integrated Talent Management; 7.8. Ethical Standards and Legal Issues)
Learning Objective: Identify and explain the implications of hiring or promotion decisions when using psychological and personality tests
Understanding the legal ramifications of all aspects of the talent management cycle ensures compliance with applicable local, regional, national, etc. regulations and laws. In the US, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the governing body that dispenses regulations to govern the hiring, promotion, and discharge of employees, as well as training guidance. The EEOC guidelines apply to tests and other selection process for hiring, promoting, or demoting employees, and also decisions for training, transfer, or any other impacts for employees.
READ: Equal Employment Opportunity https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination via US Department of Labor
Hiring Practices and Testing
Use of any testing in hiring , promotion or retention is an established practice. Tests must confirm that employer’s test criteria are directly related to job performance and not a protected group. These are guided by the EEOC regulations to ensure there is not discrimination in hiring. Other practical examples of this equal opportunity considerations look at the lawful selection of individuals to complete talent development programs, such as :
- Required training prior to job entry
- Selecting employees to attend internal and external programs
- Using tests in training as measures of job performance and retention
- Making job assignments based on performance in the training program
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