Every new hire is a security risk
From minor theft of office supplies to serious embezzlement, the costs of dishonesty mount quickly.
A recent survey from the SHRM found that HR professionals are looking for values like integrity, dependability, reliability and adaptability in entry level hires. But they expressed low confidence in the most popular ways to judge these skills and traits in candidates—job applications and resumes.
Assessments were cited as a more accurate method—and harder to fake. They are likely to be used more often in the future.
Yes, you can test for honesty!
An objective assessment of the integrity of your workforce makes good business sense.
- “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without, you really want them to be dumb and lazy.” ― Warren Buffett
Don’t wait for another incident to impact your company’s morale, performance or reputation. Align your people to the desired business results.
Measuring Honesty Pays Off for Numerous Businesses
Trustworthy individuals conduct themselves with integrity, honesty, ethics and truthfulness. They demonstrate respect for property and rules. Candid communication is key to building a culture of integrity. Some examples of business uses include:
- Retailers reduce loss and liability by prescreening employees for honesty and other mindset traits.
- Hiring agencies find candidates with high work ethics and honesty for working in unsupervised positions. This is especially important for situations that are difficult to monitor.
- Executive search firms assess the integrity of high stakes decision makers. Leaders must model the highest ideals.
- Security firms reduce the risk of candidates not following rules of conduct both on and off the job. Assessments are included as part of security clearances.
- Home health care agencies gain the trust of customers by prioritizing the work ethic and dependability of their workers.
- Financial firms depend on assessments to identify candidates who are trustworthy when handling money.
- Trainers use group data to design effective professional development programs targeting areas needing improvement.
- HR directors at Fortune 500 companies integrate online training modules to improve thinking skills and the personal attributes that support strength in decision-making into their existing development programs. Our online training program is based on over 30 years of assessment data and best practices.
Test for honesty; rely on INSIGHT metrics
Now you can set standards. Hire employees who make decisions and take action in alignment with core values such as honesty, respect and commitment to your company mission. Verify your company values are being embraced by using INSIGHT assessments.
You can test for honesty and nine other mindset traitss that characterize good workers, managers and executives. Unbiased detailed individual reports analyze strengths and weaknesses on key mindset attributes as well as essential cognitive skills.
INSIGHT offers specialized instruments for our clients in business, healthcare, education, law and government. Assessments are available in multiple versions. You can target the skills of accountability that you require from frontline workers to senior management.
You need to be able to trust your employees. Gain a competitive edge by using our measurement tools.
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