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Remember those tricky “honesty tests” some employers used years ago during the hiring process? Now employers speed up the hiring process using similar algorithm driven tools “as an efficient way to identify desirable skills, aptitudes, and ‘fit’ with the workplace culture.” The Center for Democracy and Technology recently released the report, “Algorithm-driven Hiring Tools: Innovative Recruitment or Expedited Disability Discrimination?”, which addresses the legal ramifications of ADA compliance when employers use such tools. CDT’s advice is not only for employers and policymakers, but also for job seekers who have had to take such tests: “Note down what made a test difficult for you to take, whether you received accommodations, and whether the hiring decision was explained. Find more information and the entire report at CDT insights.