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The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.

2014-12-05

The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness. European standards for test users in business EFPA EuroTest – WO with experts' commentaries took place on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in the Sztuki&sztuczki restaurant in Warsaw.

The book is designed for those who are interested in shaping policies of test using in organizations. It contains Polish translation of the standards for test users in business EuroTest-WO, prepared by the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA). In order to adapt the standards to Polish reality, some HR specialists, scholars, and managers (who use tests in organizations) were asked to commnent on them. The publication contains directions concerning test examinations as well as practical tips on how to implement the results of these examinations in HR management.

The purpose of the meeting was to make our guests acquainted with the origin of this innovative publication, its numerous advantages and usefulness, as well as to provoke a debate on HR policies in business and the part the best practices of test use may take in this context. The meeting was chaired by Aleksandra Jaworowska.

The meeting began with a presentation by Joanna Czarnota-Bojarska from the University of Warsaw, on general standards of psychological test use. The next speaker was Włodzimierz Buśkiewicz who gave the account of various businessess' committment to spreading best practices of test use.

Our special guest was Patricia Lindley, senior editor in the Commission for Test Review and assesssors supervisor in the British Psychological Society. She spoke about developing standards of test use in Great Britain and about next steps Polish psychologists will have to make in order to spread good best practices of psychological test use.

The next point was the presentation of the book and the story of its making by its initiators Urszula Brzezińska and Diana Malinowska. Unfortunately Ms. Malinowska could not be present due to persisting health problems. Ms. Brzezińska spoke about the work of the expert group and a long and complicated process of the book preparation.

The last point of the meeting was a panel discussion Standards of test use in business – theory and practice with a participation of Anna Bugalska from Instytut Rozwoju Biznesu (Institute of Business Development), Anna Skubis (free-lancing consultant), Dariusz Ambroziak from Instytut Analiz im. Karola Gaussa (Karol Gauss Analytical Institute), and Andrzej Tucholski from Kolejowa Medycyna Pracy PKP S.A. (medical service of the Polish Railways). The discussion was presided over by Joanna Stańczak. The participants discussed the usefulness of this kind of publications, today's pseudo-standards of test use in organisations, and work ethics of HR specialists. The discussion was dynamic with a lively participation of the audience.

The meeting closed with refreshments and wine served for all guests.

We would like to thank all our guests for coming.

The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
The launch meeting of the book Standards for persons using tests in business. Ethics – procedures – effectiveness.
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