RGD Ethics Committee launches survey to gain insight on skills testing during the hiring process
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RGD's Ethics Committee has launched a survey to better understand skills testing during the hiring process.


The survey results will be used to create best practices for employers and interviewees on creating or taking skills tests as part of employment opportunities.


“Skills tests have been on the rise in the design industry as employers try to assess candidates in an overly saturated market where anyone who owns Photoshop software can claim to be a designer," says Evelyn Csiszar RGD, the Ethics Committee Member who spearheaded the survey. "Through this initiative, we hope to compile a guide that will provide employers with best practices on how to assess candidates in a fair, ethically sound way, and also provide candidates with the tools to better gauge what requests are reasonable in the hiring stages and when to just say no.”


Who can take the survey?

We invite you to take the survey if:

  • You have completed a skills test during the hiring process for a design-related employment opportunity.
  • You have administered a skills test during the hiring process while hiring for a design-related job.


If you complete the survey, you could win ...

Everyone who fills out the survey and chooses to provide their email address will be entered into a random draw to win a hardcover copy of Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte (over $60 value).


Click here to take the survey.

The survey should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete. All information collected will remain confidential.


The survey will be open until Friday, August 30, 2019.


If you have any questions about the survey, please email Rebecca at .