How Many U.S. Companies Use Employment Tests?
Did you know that . . . ***
41% of employers test job applicants in basic literacy and/or
34% of job applicants tested in 2000 lacked sufficient skills
for the positions they sought.
68% of employers engage in various forms of job skill
29% of employers use one or more forms of psychological
measurement or assessment.
20% of employers use cognitive ability tests (for more information, see the article entitled Types of Employment
8% of employers use interest inventories.
14% of employers use some form of managerial assessments (for more information, see the articles entitled Types of Employment
Tests and Individual Psychological
13% of employers use personality tests (for more information, see the article entitled, Types of Employment
10% of employers use physical simulations of job tasks (for more information, see the article entitled, Types of Employment
***This information is based on survey data collected in 2001 from 1,627
HR managers who are members of the American Management Association.
The survey accurately reflects the AMA membership base, and is therefore
more reflective of larger organizations than all employers in the U.S. economy.
Further, it is not reflective of test use outside the U.S.
For more information on this survey, visit www.amanet.org/research/pdfs/bjp_2001.pdf.
Employment Testing Table