Tests for Jobseekers Must be Ethical – let’s Ditch them Entirely!

Ipswich Unemployed Action.

We are all ‘umble, very ‘umble indeed.

The British Psychological society has stated, 

If psychological tests are to be used to judge whether jobseekers have a psychological resistance to work, they must be administered by experienced users of psychometrics and proper feedback must be provided.

That was the reaction of the British Psychological Society to the news that the government is considering such a move.

Dr Ian Bushnell CPsychol from the University of Glasgow, the chair of the Society’s Division Division of Occupational Psychology, said:

“Psychometrics can be a valuable source of information for guiding people in their career search and decisions; the longer term unemployed could find the insights provided by a professionally conducted psychometric assessment very helpful in determining their choices about jobs.

“It is critical, however, that all assessments are conducted by experienced users of psychometrics – ideally under the supervision of…

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3 Responses to Tests for Jobseekers Must be Ethical – let’s Ditch them Entirely!

  1. The smoke and mirrors distractions from the govts failure to provide jobs for everyone paying a living wage become ever more elaborate. Couldn’t this money been betterspent elsewhere – like actually providing work.

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