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True/false questions

Try the true/false questions below to test your knowledge about some of the ways in which employers might gain information about prospective employees other than asking questions in a job interview. Once you have completed the test, click on 'Submit Answers for Grading' to get your results. Page references are given for any incorrect answers to allow you to review this material further.

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This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
Individual companies are meant to adapt the administration and scoring of commercially available psychological tests so that the results correlate well with their particular organisational culture.

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Question 2.
The basic level of training which qualifies persons to use ability tests is the BPS Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A).

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Question 3.
The BPS Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A) qualifies its holders to use personality questionnaires.

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Question 4.
One indicator of when to use psychological tests is when the selection ratio is high.

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Question 5.
According to Smith and Robertson (1993), tests of interest and motivation are not suitable for use in the selection process.

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Question 6.
The IDS (2002) identified peer and self-assessment as the most frequently used exercise in assessment centres.

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Question 7.
Work sample tests are a type of job simulation.

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Question 8.
The levels of certificate available from the Criminal Records Bureau are called ‘routine’ and ‘advanced’.

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Question 9.
Graphology tests are widely used in the UK as a selection method.

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Question 10.
There is a legal obligation on employers to actively check that all new employees have a legal right to work in the UK.

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