Integrity Test

An objective way to survey job applicants about key issues that could adversely affect your business.

How many of these common problems apply to your company?

  • Employee Theft
  • Employee Substance Use
  • High Turnover
  • Low Productivity
  • Absenteeism
  • Problem/Disruptive Employees
  • Conflicts with Managers or Supervisors
  • Customer Complaints

Chances are, you've checked off at least one item on the above list. The Hire Success® Overt Integrity Survey is a tool that can help you identify high-risk candidates so that you can make better hiring decisions, with results that go straight to the bottom line.

Hire Success Integrity Survey Interviewer's Report
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Why Integrity Testing?

Statistics tells us that substance users are:

  • 33-50% less productive on the job.
  • Absent or tardy three times more often than non-users
  • 3-4 more times likely to have an accident on the job, with medical claims that are 300-400% more costly than their non-using counterparts
  • the cause of an estimated 50-80% of all workplace theft and loss

According to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics1, more than 2 Million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year. Due to this workplace violence epidemic (which costs American business in excess of $36 billion annually2 ) and with the rate of employee theft growing at 15% annually, smart employers are focusing their efforts on best methods for employee selection. Most companies report that a bad hire costs between $8,000-$10,000, and some far more.

1 Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report: National Crime Victimization Survey
2 Workplace Violence Research Institute

The report provides information on an applicant's:

  • Honesty, including involvement in theft from employers and businesses
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Integrity and work ethics, including attitudes toward employers
  • Willingness to accept and follow directions
  • Propensity toward anger/violence

When taking the Integrity Survey, all applicants must acknowledge that they understand their answers are being considered as part of their application for employment with your company, and that you will be relying on truthful answers to make a hiring decision. Lying on the application may be grounds for termination or not being considered for employment.

Learn more about the report
Hire Success Integrity Survey Interviewer's Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Will applicants really answer these questions honestly?

Research – as well as feedback from past clients – suggests that applicants usually answer questions honestly; however, they generally under-report behaviors and problems.

Is it legal to ask these questions?

Some states and countries do have requirements surrounding the use of an Integrity Survey. If you believe your state or country might have any issue, we suggest you check with your legal counsel.

Won’t the survey take too much time for applicants to answer?

The assessment takes applicants an average of 10 - 15 minutes to complete. You will have to determine whether this is too much to ask, especially if you’re having them take additional tests, such as our Personality Profile or an aptitude/skill assessment. You can also offer the survey as a second step in the process, so that only final candidates are asked to complete the assessment.

What does this say about my company that I’m asking these kinds of questions?

Most of the time, asking these questions shows a sincere interest in finding the best candidates for the job and protecting your workplace. You will have to determine if any potential damage to your reputation could result from asking these questions. We suggest that if you’re really concerned, it’s best to skip using the Integrity Survey.

Am I able to change the language that the Integrity Survey is offered in?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to make any edits to the text. However, if you’d like to suggest a language for us to add to our current list, we’ll definitely consider it for the future.

Should I test my current employees?

We do not suggest you use the Integrity Survey for current employees.

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