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To Proctor or Not to Proctor

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To Proctor or Not to Proctor

 

Many organizations have either moved to or at least considered using unproctored, online testing for at least part of their pre-employment testing needs. Unproctored testing offers a greater level of flexibility for employers and can significantly reduce costs associated with proctoring. However, unproctored testing raises a number of concerns.

First and foremost, it leaves open the possibility of cheating, as the lack of a proctor gives a better opportunity for individuals to cheat and inflate their test scores which can lead to decreased accuracy and poor hiring decisions. Given the arguments on both sides of the issue, organizations often struggle with the question of whether or not it is okay to give an unproctored test as part of the hiring process?