For the most effective pre‐employment selection process, Birkman recommends conducting a criterion-related validity study.
The purpose of a criterion study is to identify the extent to which The Birkman Method scales align to performance criteria for the job in question. In addition, criterion-related validity studies are in accordance with EEOC regulations and SIOP Principles—and legally defensible.
The process involves conducting a job analysis, collection of performance data on a job, administration of The Birkman Method to employees currently in that job, analysis of performance data and assessment results by the Birkman Research & Development Department, and finally, presentation of results with a validated selection profile conforming to legal guidelines from the US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
This type of profile will ensure a more accurate fit to job role and culture directly related to the organization. This profile will be more reliable and valid than a profile chosen “off‐the‐shelf,” because the profile will be based on actual data from the company’s current employees, including, but not necessarily limited to, those individuals already successful in the position.
Birkman has Job Selection Profile samples and pricing available upon request. If interested, contact Birkman at firstname.lastname@example.org