U.S. businesses lose approximately $50 billion annually from employee theft. IdentityDetect, the first integrity test based on reaction time and a machine-learning analyzed technique, can help companies identify the most trustworthy individuals in six minutes.
LEHI, Utah – Jan. 29, 2018 – IntegrityDetect, a new integrity test by credibility assessment technology company Converus, can help businesses more confidently hire trustworthy individuals. It’s the first such test based on reaction time and a machine-learning analyzed technique.
In 2012, the Journal of Applied Psychology published a meta-analysis that reviewed integrity test accuracy rates from 104 studies. The study summarized that accuracy rates were only slightly better than chance (50 percent). For example, the best-case accuracy figures for predicting employee turnover was 53 percent, job performance and training performance 55 percent, training performance, and counterproductive work behavior (substance abuse, theft, withdrawal, etc.) 60 percent.
Converus says its research shows IntegrityDetect to be 80 percent accurate.
“The Journal of Applied Psychology study indicates there is low predictive value in using integrity tests for employee behavior,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “And, traditional integrity tests do not directly assess disqualifying factors such as criminal association, drug use, terrorism, criminal activity and financial problems.”
Mickelsen added the problem with self-report or attitude tests is that they are easily faked because individuals tested can respond the way they think the organization would expect. According to Business Insurance, only 25 percent of job applicants admit to behaviors most employers consider high-risk.
“Hiring trustworthy employees is vital for the profitability, and survival, of any organization,” said Mickelsen. “IntegrityDetect gives organizations a vastly superior method for determining individual honesty, trustworthiness and dependability. It has set a new standard for integrity tests and will be more effective at helping prevent employee theft, or other illegal behavior.”
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, approximately $50 billion is stolen annually from U.S. businesses, which equals 7% of revenues. Equally shocking is 75% of employees have stolen at least once from their employer. About 33% of all business bankruptcies is attributed to employee theft.
Unlike traditional tests that rely simply on what people say regarding their future behavior, IntegrityDetect predicts a person’s integrity by assessing past memories and behaviors via the implicit associations of an individual. Its proprietary algorithms then determine the trustworthiness of the individual within six minutes with 80 percent accuracy. Tests can be taken anywhere there’s an internet connection and a web browser.
When private companies in the U.S. were no longer able to polygraph employees due to the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988, use of integrity testing slowly began to increase. A 2001 survey of American Management Association managers found that only 29 percent of employers used a psychological measurement or assessment. By 2014, a survey of global HR professionals showed 62 percent of respondents used some form of pre-hiring test.
For more information about Converus, 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 within 3 minutes by analyzing subtle variations in the motor nervous system responses. IntegrityDetect™ identifies the most trustworthy individuals at 80% accuracy in 6 minutes by analyzing a person’s implicit associations. These technologies help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, fraud and threats. Converus is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Visit www.converus.com.