I/O Solutions' History
I/O Solutions was founded in 1997 by an industrial/organizational psychologist who was dedicated to improving entry-level testing practices in public safety. After years at a public safety consulting firm, Dr. Rafilson realized that there was a fairer (less adverse impact) and equally valid method for selecting police officers and firefighters than the cognitive ability tests that had been used for the past half-century. He developed a revolutionary method for enhancing the quality of entry-level public safety testing and used I/O Solutions as a conduit to bring this model to national prominence. We are proud to say that I/O Solutions is founded on the philosophy of improving the validity and fairness of public safety testing.
After over a decade in this business, I/O Solutions has established itself as the preeminent public safety selection consulting firm. We work with the largest and most demanding clients in the nation and have established a solid reputation for excellence in work product and customer service.
In a landmark US Supreme Court decision in June 2009, the Court granted summary judgment to 20 firefighters from New Haven, CT, requiring that the city certify results from a 2003 fire lieutenant and captain promotional process. This ruling hinged on tests that were developed by I/O Solutions. The court found that I/O Solutions’ tests were overwhelmingly valid and fair. We are proud to say that we stand alone as a firm whose testing practices have received such positive reviews from the highest court in the land.
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