Contact: Ken McGuffin
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Caption: Applying for a job can be stressful at the best of times and even more so in today's very competitive job market. For some it is especially daunting when standardized tests -- a proven tool in the selection process -- are required. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology shows that candidates' reactions impact their performance on the test and on the job, but don't change the ability of the tests to reliably predict job performance.
Credit: Ken Jones. University of Toronto Scarborough
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