The High Cost of Low Employee Integrity | Workplace Ethics

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The High Cost of Low Employee Integrity | Workplace Ethics

Theft, lying, chronic absenteeism, drug use, workplace disruptions — these are just a few consequences of hiring unethical employees. Employees who behave badly take a significant toll on today’s organizations in terms of turnover costs, workplace efficiency, profitability, and more.

Integrity plays a crucial role in the makeup of a good employee. However, low integrity candidates are difficult to identify in the hiring process. To minimize the risk of hiring unethical individuals, it is essential to take a scientific approach to understanding candidates’ attitudes and tendencies. Using research-based integrity assessments, an organization can identify unethical characteristics in a candidate prior to selection.

Combining decades of research and analytics on how attitudes impact performance, Assess Systems conducted an objective, scientific study to determine the effectiveness of integrity assessments. The study revealed four distinct integrity profiles that were confirmed by major performance differences among specific groups based on supervisory ratings.

The study determined that integrity assessments can empower organizations to successfully avoid losses associated with counterproductive behaviors while identifying candidates who are likely to be top performers. Assessing for integrity is a critical element in the solution to screening out risky hires.

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