Saturday, June 18, 2011

soilrockslove:

Genderbitch Lite: Now With More Rambling!: nicocoer: Pre-Employment Personality Tests and the Disability…

nicocoer:

Pre-Employment Personality Tests and the Disability Community

The office of Commissioner Felblum of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has scheduled a meeting with representatives from the disability and business communities to discuss the use of personality…

I had to help someone with one of these recently… they are bloody awful - long and mind-numbing.  They also use a lot of college-level words that I barely know.

They also are a barrier for people who have English as their second (or third) language.  They are an amalgam of (the above mentioned) college-level words and idioms and figures of speech.

static-nonsense:

nicocoer:

Pre-Employment Personality Tests and the Disability Community

The office of Commissioner Felblum of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has scheduled a meeting with representatives from the disability and business communities to discuss the use of personality tests as pre-employment screening tools. The Autism Women’s Network will be in attendance, represented by Lindsey Nebeker, AWN’s Washington DC Liaison. Lindsey would like to hear from anyone in the disability community about their personal experiences with these tests, especially in regards to any concerns you may have. Please email your replies to info@autismwomensnetwork.org no later than 3:00PM EDT on Monday June 20, 2011. Thank you for your input.

Please reblog! This is an important issue! Employment personality tests create barriers to employment for those with MH Disabilities and DDs.Note that she’s not just looking for autistic input- if you have a disability and have a comment on these “tests”, please let her know!

I personally have seen questions (when trying for employment, particularly at Staples or the like) that held a bias against those who have abused or a victim of violent crime. (Plus, I even failed *walmart*’s personality test somehow?)

oh god those tests i hate them so much. i have to lie in order to get past them, due to my mental disabilities - which is not something i should have to do. period.

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Christy: nicocoer: Pre-Employment Personality Tests and the Disability…

nicocoer:

Pre-Employment Personality Tests and the Disability Community

The office of Commissioner Felblum of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has scheduled a meeting with representatives from the disability and business communities to discuss the use of personality…

These questions are terrible for many autistics, mostly because they expect a certain type of social prediction that is much easier for non-autistic people to employ. I wish that these tests would be eliminated, and that interviews would focus as much on competency as much as they did on difficult-to-define NT social skills.

—Noël