Dishonest, unethical employees can hurt a company’s productivity, reputation and profitability. Approximately 75 percent of employees have stolen from a company at least once. Studies show traditional integrity tests are ineffective.
LEHI, Utah – June 15, 2018 –Despite the fact that more than half of employees take some form of assessment or integrity test, employee theft continues to run rampant. Hiring managers need a new way to better screen job candidates. Converus, a credibility assessment company and creator of IntegrityDetect, recently published two special reports to help solve this problem.
“Traditional integrity tests are largely ineffective and outdated,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “Several scientific studies have concluded they’re actually less accurate than flipping a coin because individuals can simply respond the way they think the organization would expect.”
The free reports present many eye-opening facts. For example, a 2017 survey by Statistic Brain shows 75 percent of employees have stolen at least once from their employer, and approximately 7 percent of revenue is lost due to theft or fraud. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says employee theft costs U.S. businesses $50 billion annually.
In analyzing why employees steal, studies show 10 percent of employees are consistently honest, 10 percent consistently dishonest, and the remaining 80 percent can be persuaded either way depending on the circumstances at work. The “Why Do Employees Steal” report then outlines the various types of work conditions that can sway employees either way.
“How to Hire Honest Employees” offers five tips on how to do precisely that. One of the tips is focusing on writing an accurate job description that clearly sets the ethical bar high from the start.
Both reports provide information about IntegrityDetect, the first integrity test based on reaction time and a machine-learning analyzed technique. It accurately identifies the most trustworthy individuals within 6 minutes by analyzing how they implicitly associate themselves to a set of issues. IntegrityDetect is an online test that can be taken online via a web browser or mobile app.
“Technology has improved, and now employers have a new tool for better assessing the honesty of job candidates,” said Mickelsen.
According to Mickelsen, IntegrityDetect can more effectively discover previous behaviors and desires — which are stronger predictors for future actions. Scientific studies prove this protocol is greater than 80 percent accurate in correctly identifying people who may engage in dishonest behavior. That makes IntegrityDetect 16 to 27 percent more accurate than a traditional integrity test.
“Simply put, IntegrityDetect is designed to replace the traditional integrity test,” said Mickelsen. “These two special reports help show how dishonest employees can seriously hurt a company, and what hiring managers can do to greatly reduce this risk.”
For more information, visit www.converus.com.
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Converus provides scientifically validated credibility assessment technologies. EyeDetect® detects deception at 86% accuracy in 30 minutes by analyzing eye and other behaviors. IdentityDetect™ detects falsified identities at 91% accuracy in 1-5 minutes by analyzing subtle variations in the motor nervous system responses. IntegrityDetect™ identifies the most trustworthy individuals with 80% accuracy in 6 minutes by analyzing a person’s implicit associations. These technologies help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, crime and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, USA. Visit: www.converus.com.
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