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NCJ Number: 156824 Find in a Library
Title: Workplace Testing: Results of New AMA Survey
Journal: Personnel  Volume:65  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1988)  Pages:36-44
Author(s): E R Greenberg
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 9
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A November 1987 survey of 995 human resources managers conducted by American Management Association researchers focused on the use of job skills testing, polygraph testing, drug testing, and testing for HIV antibodies.
Abstract: Results revealed that newly hired employees are far more likely to have their job skills tested than are current employees, especially for nonexempt positions in which such elementary skills as typing are routinely tested. A total of 3.7 percent of respondents test currently employed managers, 2.8 percent test currently employed nonexempt workers, almost 16 percent test managerial applicants, and 22.5 percent test applicants for nonexempt jobs. Polygraph testing is used by 7.6 percent for current employees and by 4.7 percent for new hires. Compulsory testing of both job applicants and current employees has increased significantly during the past year. Testing for HIV antibodies is mostly voluntary. Sixty-one survey respondents offer the HIV test to employees; nearly half are health are providers. However, nine respondents require HIV antibody testing for all new hires, and five deny employment to applicants who test positive for HIV antibodies. Figure, photograph, and tables
Main Term(s): Personnel selection
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV testing policies; Employee drug testing; Job analysis; Polygraphs
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