We are often asked about the history and development of PeopleClues®, our pre-employment test software. First researched, developed, and validated in the late 1990s, PeopleClues has undergone numerous upgrades, additions, and improvements since then. If anyone is counting, this candidate assessment is likely on its 5th or 6th generation.
One of the strongest endorsements we can give about PeopleClues compliance is to introduce the people behind its development and validation – Dr. Leonard Goodstein and Dr. Richard Lanyon. Both men are respected austerities and considered experts in the fields of psychometrics and personality assessments.
Here is a statement by Drs. Goodstein and Lanyon about how PeopleClues was developed and standards against which their candidate assessment was measured.
In developing and designing the PeopleClues® assessments, we made every effort to adhere to the guidelines established by the EEOC and the Department of Labor as well as the rigorous standards for psychological tests articulated by our professional associations (American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education, 1999; Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2003.) Further in both designing and developing the administrative processed for delivering PeopleClues®, we were mindful of the caveats about the potential technical and ethical problems inherent in Internet testing identified by a special American Psychological Association task force (Naglieri, Drasgrow, Schmitt, Handler, Prifitera, Margolis, & Valasquez, 2004.) These include such technical issues as the need for firewalls, secure servers, and server redundancies, and such ethical issues as securing proper client identification, confidentiality of responses, and test security.
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