his proposed scenario raises huge ethical concerns. Ability surveys came into existence in an effort to improve overall retention and provide shareholders with better results from their respective organizations. D. L. Harville (1997) reviews various studies conducted throughout the 1980s and 1990s and comes to the conclusion that the deterrence from general ability testing has decreased the overall candidate pool that once consisted of high-caliber talent but instead now fosters unproductive and mediocre job seekers. (pp. 399-408).
Assume you gave a general ability test, measuring both verbal and computational skills, to a group of applicants for a specific job. Also, assume because of severe hiring pressures, you hired all of the applicants, regardless of their test scores.
How would you investigate the criterion-related validity of the test?