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14:43 Apr 25, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase: Examen preocupacional
El texto pertenece a un informe de auditoría laboral en una empresa: "En los legajos constan los exámenes preocupacionales..."

Gracias a todos por adelantado.

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na +1"pre-employment test" or "preemployment examination"Fuad Yahya
napre-employment examinationwendy griswold
napre-selection tests
naPre-occupational test
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh



5 mins
Pre-occupational test

Saludos, :)


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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1 hr
pre-selection tests

This would be testing undertaken before employment.

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2 hrs
pre-employment examination

Check your context. It could be a physical exam prior to employment.
I worked in personnel for 20 years in the US. Our preferred term was "pre-employment."
Hope it helps,

wendy griswold
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
"pre-employment test" or "preemployment examination"

I agree with gris. My acquaintance with the term comes from my experience in trying to get a set of preemployment competency tests for medical interpreters and translators validated to meet federal requirements.

The term is sometimes hyphenated ("pre-employment"), but sometimes not. It is used for both competency screening and drug screening.

"Pre-employment" is used even when the examinee is already employed, if the object of the test is to qualify the employee for a promotion or internal transfer.

Here are citations showing both "preemployment test" and "preemployment exam":


“Use of the Dexterity Test as a Preemployment Exam”


“What can you do if you believe a preemployment test is unfair or invades your right to privacy?
This can be a perplexing situation.”


“Borg-Warner, the nation’s largest security firm, recently settled a lawsuit regarding its use of a preemployment test for $2.1 million.”


“Any driver hired by your ministry after January 1, 1996 must complete a "preemployment" alcohol test before undertaking his or her driving responsibilities...A new driver is exempt from the "preemployment" test only if he or she has passed a DOT-approved alcohol test within the previous six months...The good news is that those drivers who were employed by your ministry prior to January 1, 1996 are not required to go back and take a "preemployment" alcohol test.”


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Fuad Yahya
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