Reid Interview Software now available

Written By: Reid
Oct 22, 2009
John E. Reid and Associates is pleased to announce the availability of the Computer Employment Application (CEA) - a software program that will interview your job applicants for you. The CEA is web based so that the applicant can access the CEA 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The CEA is not a static list of generic questions, but is an expert system that interviews applicants just as an experienced interviewer would, specifically responding to the applicant's answers and utilizing the appropriate follow up questions to develop additional information. The CEA functions as an interactive application that segues to appropriate lines of questioning and fact gathering dependent on the applicant's response to the initial question. This built-in expertise encourages and makes it easier for the applicant to provide complete and accurate data and, because of its structure, helps to minimize embellishments or omissions that frequently occur on written application forms.


The CEA provides a structured, objective and consistent interview process. The CEA is designed to explore the applicant's answers so as to ascertain the complete truth. By identifying high risk applicants early in the process, the organization will save a significant amount of time and money. The CEA provides better information than a more thorough interview or traditional background investigation.


The CEA questions the applicant thoroughly in the following areas of inquiry:
  • Applicant Personal Information
  • Education
  • Employment Activities (Work History)
  • Military History
  • Dishonest Conduct
  • Integrity
  • Criminal Record
  • Undetected Crimes
  • Driving Convictions Last 5 years
  • Pending Law Enforcement Charges
  • Use of Drugs Illegally (in compliance with ADA)
  • Purchase/Sale of Drugs Illegally
  • Alcohol Use (job related - in compliance with ADA)
A written report is issued for every applicant detailing the information provided by that individual in all of the areas of inquiry.
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