Suppose that a newly formed private security agency contracts with you to develop a pre-employment assessment protocol for screening applicants for the position of security guard. Using the suggested resources and other scholarly sources such as the Mental Measurements Yearbook Database, write a paper describing the assessment process and test battery you would recommend for use by this agency. Include the following in your analysis:
Explain the role of employee selection tests in the process of hiring for a position such as the security guard job in this scenario.
Provide a rationale for using or not using personality tests as part of your employee selection battery.
Describe what other standardized or nonstandardized assessment methods would you use.
Define the psychometric properties (reliability, validity, and norms) of the assessment methods you have selected.
Describe the types of validity evidence you would collect for your employee selection methods.
Explain the relevant APA ethical principles that must be considered when developing your employee selection battery.
Formulate a plan—including specific steps you would take—to adhere to the APA ethical principles.
APA formatting: Your paper must be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting, including the following:
Include a title page and reference list.
Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
APA expectations for scholarly writing include the use of third-person narrative, unless it is awkward to do so. However, because you are talking about yourself in this paper, you may write in the first person.
Resources: Your reference materials may be sourced from the suggested resources as well as your own research in the scholarly literature of the field.
Document format: Submit your paper as a Word document.
Length: Your assessment should be 6–8 typed, double-spaced pages in length. (The length excludes the title page and reference list.)
Please add an abstract and must be original, please see the following items:
Competency 1: Demonstrate comprehension of the terminology, principles, statistical concepts, and psychometric features related to the construction and application of psychological tests.
Apply statistical concepts and psychometric methods in the evaluation of employee selection tests.
Competency 2: Analyze key psychometric properties related to tests and measurement, with an emphasis on reliability and validity.
Evaluate the reliability and validity of employee selection tests.
Competency 3: Evaluate the properties, techniques, and applications used in psychological evaluation.
Explain the role of employee selection tests in business and industry.
Competency 4: Evaluate the legal, ethical, and professional issues related to test usage.
Apply APA principles related to employee selection tests in business and industry.
Develop an employee assessment plan that adheres to relevant APA ethical principles.
Competency 7: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological profession.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological profession