Evaluating Job Applicants: The Role of Training and Experience in Hiring

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board wrote this report to the president and Congress to help federal agencies improve how they assess job candidates. In addition to summarizing existing research on the effectiveness of various assessment methods, including work sample demonstrations, the report examines how training and experience is assessed, identifies challenges in obtaining accurate and useful information from applicants, and provides strategies for improving assessments. 
The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board