Publishes Article by Polaris Assessment Systems on Using Testing to Enhance the Interview Process

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The testing stage can be used to ask a candidate dozens (or more than a hundred) pre-interview questions.™, the largest research and Web destination for Senior HR Professionals, today published an article written by Dr. John D. Arnold, President of Polaris Assessment Systems, which outlines the benefits of incorporating test-type questioning in pre-interview applications. Results are tabulated and scored instantaneously, enabling the interviewer to pre-assess the candidate and ask questions based on the feedback received from the questions.

According to the article, "The reasons for the popularity of these types of items include their strong predictive power and their low levels of adverse impact. Because of their 'interview like' appearance, candidates also tend to react more positively to these types of items than they do to many types of personality tests."

Arnold gives examples of certain types of questions posed and how the results can be evaluated to determine at what level the candidate may score.

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About Polaris

Polaris Assessment Systems provides pre-employment screening systems for entry level, front-line jobs that contain the best combination of high quality and low cost available in the marketplace. Founded in 2003, the company offers a range of tests focused on personality, attitudes and beliefs, and basic skills. The testing system is complemented by a behavioral interviewing system that can be customized to an organization's needs and which is enhanced by linkages that can be provided between the tests and the interview. Polaris can offer both "off-the-shelf" tests and customized consulting solutions. All of the Polaris offerings are backed by rigorous statistical studies supporting their validity and psychometric soundness. For case studies and background, visit


Established in 1999, is the Trusted Advisor to HR Executives, connecting them with Peers, Best Practices, Industry Thought Leaders and Suppliers. is funded by the leading venture capital firm Ventures West.


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