Legal Defensibility

Matchpoint Careers, Inc. uses assessments from SHL Group, Limited. SHL assessments and assessment systems are developed to comply with professional standards as presented in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (published by the American Psychological Association, 1999), the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (published by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc., 1987), and the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1978).

The SHL products used by Matchpoint Careers are supported by in-depth, published research. SHL is viewed as a global leader in establishing and defining best practices in strict accordance with guidelines governing the fair and appropriate use of assessments for selection and development.

SHL is also one of the primary authors of the International Test Commission's Guidelines on Computer-Based and Internet-Delivered Testing (2005) and is the industry leader in defining guidelines for the use and practice of unsupervised internet testing as described in the Better Practice Guidelines for Unsupervised Online Assessment (available at

The assessments used by Matchpoint Careers were developed by SHL for use in accordance with Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 UNIFORM Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1978, and the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1991. These assessments can be used as a fair predictor of relevant job performance for members of various demographic groups, including all individuals identified as member of "protected groups" in accordance with the above statues.